Scarlett Thomas is the author of highly acclaimed contemporary cult novels including THE END OF MR. Y (in development for TV with Empire Street Productions) and OLIGARCHY (in development for TV with See-Saw films). Her other novels include THE SEED COLLECTORS, POPCO, and the WORLDQUAKE series of middle-grade adventures. Scarlett’s novels have sold over half a million copies worldwide, and been translated into 25 languages. Scarlett is Professor of Creative Writing and Contemporary Fiction at the University of Kent. She is currently working on a new novel, and developing original drama projects for television.