ADAM MAREK (UK) is an award-winning short story writer. His two story collections – Instruction Manual for Swallowing and The Stone Thrower – are both published by Comma Press. He won the 2011 Arts Foundation Short Story Fellowship, and was shortlisted for the inaugural Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. His stories have appeared in many magazines, including Prospect and The Sunday Times Magazine, and in many anthologies, including Lemistry and Biopunkfrom Comma Press, and The Best British Short Stories 2011. Visit Adam Marek online at