Michael Amherst

is a writer of fiction and nonfiction. He is the author of Go the Way Your Blood Beats, a meditation on truth, bisexuality and desire, for which he received an award from Arts Council England. His essay, ‘Does a Silhouette Have a Shadow?’, which examines the relationship between mind and body through the lens of chronic illness, is published in anthology On Bodies. His short fiction has appeared in publications including The White Review and Contrappasso and been longlisted for BBC Opening Lines and Bath Short Story Prize, and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. 

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