Paul Read

Paul was born on the south coast. After gaining a first in Fine Art at the concisely-titled Kent Institute of Art and Design at Canterbury, he moved to London, finding employment at Foyles bookshop before falling, as so many do, into the teaching trap. He received a distinction in Creative Writing (MA) at City University in 2008. In 2011, he was involved in a hit-and-run incident which put him in a wheelchair for nearly three months and took him off work for eight and was where he wrote the first draft of The Art Teacher.