James Miller is a novelist and academic. He was born in London in 1976 and educated at Oxford University, University College London and King's College London. He was Time Out magazine's 'Rising Literary Star' of 2008. His debut novel, LOST BOYS, a disturbing re-imagining of 'Peter Pan' for the War on Terror was published to great critical acclaim and controversy in the UK in 2008. His second novel, SUNSHINE STATE, a re-working of 'Heart of Darkness' for an age of economic collapse, Third World revolution and global warming was published in 2010. James Miller has a PhD on African-American literature and Civil Rights. He is senior lecturer in English literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University and is Course Director for the Creative Writing MFA. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications and his journalism in papers including The Times and Der Taggesspiegel. He has spoken at many cultural events in the UK and abroad, including the Edinburgh Book Festival, Wilderness and Latitide Festival, in Germany on ZDF's 'aspekte' TV programme and Berlin's Hebbel-Am-Ufer theatre, the Tottenham/ Palestine literature festival and at the Athens Megaron for the British Council.