About the Author
Karen Raney is a writer of fiction, an academic and a painter. She grew up in Schenectady, New York, attended Oberlin College and graduated from Duke University. In San Francisco, she managed an international guest house and worked as a jail nurse before moving to London, where she gained a Diploma from John Cass School of Art, and an MA in Visual Theory from University of East London. She went on to research visual literacy for Arts Council England and to lecture and publish on art and art education. She was long-term editor of the art journal Engage. Currently she leads the Doctorate in Fine Art at the University of East London. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London. All the Water in the World won the 2017 Pat Kavanaugh Prize when it was still a work-in-progress.