Natasha Burge is a writer from the Arabian Gulf. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Lancaster’s Department of English Literature and Creative Writing in 2021. Previously, she was the writer-in-residence at the Qalat al-Bahrain Site Museum. Her work has been published around the world, anthologized, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and translated into Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese. Her book Drifts was a finalist for the 2021 Restless Books New Immigrant Writing Prize and her novel The Way Out was long-listed for the Dzanc 2020 Prize for Fiction. Her areas of interest include psychogeography, autism poetics, mythic fiction, transcultural literature, and discovering the perfect karak chai.