Stephanie Sy-Quia was born in Berkeley, CA, in 1995 and grew up near Paris. She is a freelance broadcaster and writer (specialising in literary criticism) with a BA in English Language and Literature from Oxford University. She is a Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critic and has twice been shortlisted for the FT Bodley Head Essay Prize. Her writing has appeared in The FT Weekend Magazine, The Guardian, The TLS, The Economist, and others. She lives in London.