Bibi Berki is a British writer and journalist, of Hungarian descent. After university, she trained as a news reporter and worked on daily regional and national newspapers, and as a producer at the BBC. She was one of the founder press officers of the then newly-formed Greater London Authority. Berki self-publishes fiction both under her own name and as HA Ferdinand. She says she entered independent publishing with reservations but acknowledges that she owes it everything. She lives in South London with her husband and two children.

Follow on: @haferdinand 

Read the first pages of Philadelphia Weeks here.

Read the synopsis of Philadelphia Weeks here.

Photographer: Suzanne Mitchell