KATE PULLINGER was born in Canada, and moved to London in 1982 where she currently lives. In 2009, her novel The Mistress of Nothing won the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, one of Canada's most prestigious literary prizes. Her prize-winning digital fiction projects Inanimate Alice and Flight Paths: A Networked Novel, on which Landing Gear is based, have reached audiences around the world. She collaborated with Jane Campion on the novelization of The Piano, and has written for film, television and radio. She is currently a professor of creative writing and digital media at Bath Spa University.