Tim Leach is a novelist, specialising in historical fiction. His first novel, The Last King of Lydia, was published in 2013 by Atlantic and shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize that year. A sequel, The King and the Slave was published in 2014. His latest novel, The Smile of the Wolf, was published in Summer 2018 by Head of Zeus. He is a graduate of the Warwick Writing Programme, where he now teaches as an Assistant Professor.