David Coventry was born in 1969 in New Zealand, where he lives with his wife, the novelist Laura Southgate. Published in over fifteen counties, Coventry’s debut, The Invisible Mile, was hailed in the New York Times as a ‘gorgeous . . . philosophical action-adventure’, was book of the week in the Sydney Morning Herald. It was described in his home country as ‘one of the most gruelling novels about sport ever written’, one which ‘immediately places David Coventry among the elite of New Zealand authors.’ He received his MA in 2010 from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington where he is currently completing a PhD.