Nat Segnit is a novelist, journalist and broadcaster. He holds a first-class degree in English from Oxford University. His first novel, Pub Walks in Underhill Country, was published by Penguin in 2012 and shortlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize. He is currently working on a full-length, non-fiction study of retreat, to be published by Penguin Random House in 2020. His long-form non-fiction, short fiction, essays and reviews have appeared in publications including Harper’s, The New Yorker, 1843 and the TLS. He regularly writes and broadcasts for BBC Radio 4, and has recently scripted two episodes of a new Tang-dynasty detective series for Chinese TV. He lives in central London with his wife and two children.