Dr Paola Trimarco is a writer and independent researcher working with The Open University. She has been an Associate Professor at the University of Nizwa in Oman, where she taught on their MA in English Language. She completed her PhD in
Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. Her publications include Digital Textuality (December 2014, Palgrave Macmillan), a co-author of The Discourse of Reading Groups (Routledge, 2016) three EFL Readers for Penguin Books and scholarly chapters in Teaching Short Stories (2010, Palgrave Macmillan), Pedagogical Stylistics (2012, Continuum) and The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics (2014, Routledge). Her articles and reviews in linguistics have appeared in The Journal of Literary Studies , Language and Literature, Teaching English and Dictionaries.