'Abi-Ezzi's endeavour for perfection is as clear as the presence of her exceptional talent. She describes the world of her characters with a sharp eye for the slightest detail' - Al-Hayat

Nathalie was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and is now based in Kent. She is the author of two novels, one work of non-fiction and a collection of poetry. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Find out "Why I Write", published in slowculture.eu

Read about The best novels where war is not centre stage but present nonetheless Shepherd.com

In this piece for RLF's 'Collected' magazine, I consider how canine companions have influenced my writing, and more widely, what writers can learn from pet ownership.

Q&A about the writing of Paper Sparrows

Guest blog posts War And Music; With A Dog By Your Side; When You Lose Something