The British-born novelist, essayist and travel writer has lived in America, France, Germany, Scandinavia and the Baltic states, but it is a dystopian version of England that she imagines in “The Group”, an exclusive short story and her Esquire debut. Since her successful first novel, The Ice Museum, Kavenna has won the Orange Prize for New Writing and been named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. She has published fiction and journalism in The New
Yorker, London Review of Books, New Scientist and The New York
Times. Her latest book, Zed (Faber & Faber), explores the dangers of the digital age and is out on 4 July.