Robert Akam is a London-based writer who is working on his first novel, which explores love and anxiety in contemporary Europe. He graduated with a distinction from the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, where he was awarded the Sophie Warne Fellowship for his dissertation. His work has been published online by magazines including the Lonely Crowd. When he’s not drafting his novel, Robert writes short stories and poetry, and works in communications. Of mixed British and Burmese heritage, he grew up in Hong Kong, Germany and Singapore before moving to the UK for university. He studied economics and politics at Bristol University and has a master’s degree in global politics from the LSE.