Wayne Price was born in south Wales but has lived and worked in Scotland since 1987. He has won many international prizes for his short stories and poetry and his work has been widely published in anthologies and journals including The Bridport Prize Anthology, Stand Magazine, Carve Magazine, Edinburgh Review and Gutter. His debut story collection, Furnace, published by Freight in 2012, was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish First Book of the Year and longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. He teaches at the University of Aberdeen. Mercy Seat is his first novel.