Guy Mankowski was raised on the Isle of Wight. He trained as a psychologist at The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in London and gained a Masters in Psychology. The first draft of his debut novel, The Intimates, was written when he was 21. It was chosen as a 'Must Read' title by New Writing North's Read Regional campaign and called in for The Dylan Thomas Prize. His award-winning second novel, Letters from Yelena, was researched in the world of Russian ballet. He was one of the first English people to be given access to The Vaganova Academy, perhaps the most prestigious ballet school in the world. The novel was adapted for the stage and used in GCSE training material by Osiris Educational. His third novel, How I Left The National Grid was written as part of a PhD at Northumbria University. Publicity- firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter- @Gmankow.