Jacob Ross is a poet, playwright, journalist, short story writer, and novelist. He runs fiction masterclasses for numerous agencies in the UK and abroad and is currently Associate Editor for Fiction at Peepal Tree Press and editor of anthologies: Voice, Memory, Ashes; Riding and Rising, Turf and Closure - an anthology of Contemporary Black British short stories.
Ross been a judge for the Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize, the VS Pritchett and Tom Gallon Prizes. He was a 2017 judge for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Ross is the author of short story collections: Song for Simone and A Way to Catch the Dust; and the forthcoming ‘Tell No one About This’.
His novel, Pynter Bender, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Regional Prize, The Society of Authors ‘Best first Novel’ and Caribbean Review of Books ‘Book of the Year’. His Jhalak Prize winning novel, The Bone Readers, was published in September 2016. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.