John Thieme is a Senior Fellow at the University of East Anglia (UK). He previously held various appointments at UEA and Chairs at the University of Hull and London South Bank University and has also taught at the Universities of Guyana and North London and, as an annual Visiting Professor, at the University of Turin. He has held honorary positions at the University of Hong Kong, the Open University (UK) and the University of Warwick. His books include Postcolonial Con-Texts: Writing Back to the Canon, The Arnold Anthology of Post-Colonial Literatures, Post-Colonial Studies: The Essential Glossary and studies of Derek Walcott, V.S. Naipaul and R.K. Narayan. His most recent critical book Postcolonial Literary Geographies: Out of Place was published in 2016. A broad selection of his articles and essays are available on his academia.edu page. He was Editor of The Journal of Commonwealth Literature from 1992 to 2011 and is General Editor of the Manchester University Press Contemporary World Writers Series. His creative writing has been published in Argentina, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. His stories ‘The Word’, ‘Himmelstein’ and ‘Esmeralda’, and his poems ‘Chinese Checkers’, ‘The Slaughter’ ‘I Watch Her Write’ and ‘Tea-Time’ are among his creative work that is available online.