Aliya Whiteley was born in Devon in 1974, and currently lives in Sussex with her husband, daughter and dog. She writes novels, short stories and non-fiction and has been published in places such as The Guardian, Interzone, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Black Static, Strange Horizons, and anthologies such as Fox Spirit’s European Monsters and Lonely Planet’s Better than Fiction I and II. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice, and won the Drabblecast People’s Choice Award in 2007.
Her latest novella for Unsung Stories, The Arrival of Missives, was published in May 2016. The previous novella, The Beauty, was shortlisted for a Shirley Jackson Award and a Sabotage Award, and appeared on the Honors List for the James Tiptree Jr Award. Other published works of hers include a collection of short stories, a novel from Dog Horn Publishing, and a black comedy crime novel from Macmillan. Further details can be found on her website.
Aliya Whiteley appeared on Episode Two – Saints