Ross Raisin (1979) was born in Silsden, West Yorkshire. His first novel, God’s Own Country, was published in 2008 and was awarded the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award in 2009, the Guildford First Novel Prize, a Betty Trask Award and shortlisted for six other awards including the Guardian First Book Award and the International IM PAC Dublin Literary Award. His second novel, Waterline, was published in 2011. His short stories have appeared in Granta, Prospect, Esquire, Dazed & Confused, the Sunday Times and on BB C Radio 3 and 4. ‘Submersion’ is a new story.