Courttia Newland has published several works of fiction including his debut, The Scholar. His latest novel, The Gospel According to Cane, was published in 2013. The forthcoming novel, A River Called Time and a collection of speculative fiction stories Cosmogramma, will be published by Canonsgate in 2021. Newland's short stories have appeared in many anthologies, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and included in Best of British Short Stories in 2017. He has been awarded the Tayner Barbers Award for science fiction writing and the Roland Rees for playwriting. He was previously associate lecturer in creative writing at the University of Westminster and is completing a PhD in creative writing. As a screenwriter he has written two feature length films for the Steve McQueen BBC series Small Axe, of which Lovers Rock was jury selected for Cannes and opens in New York Film Fest 2020. Impact, a feature, and The Future Isn't What It Used To Be, a science fiction short, are currently in development with Film Four.