Merryn Glover was born in Kathmandu, brought up in Nepal, India and Pakistan, and went to university in Australia to train in education. Her writing has won awards and been published in anthologies, magazines and newspapers. Also a playwright, her fiction and drama have been broadcast on Radio Scotland and Radio 4. A House Called Askival is her first novel. Having returned to live and work in Nepal for four years she now lives in the Highlands of Scotland.