Xanthi Barker is a writer of fiction and life writing. She has written dozens of short stories which have appeared in magazines and anthologies such as Litro, Mslexia and Bare Fiction. Her novelette One Thing was published by Open Pen in 2019. In 2021 her first book Will this house last forever? was published by Tinder Press, a memoir about growing up with and grieving an absent father. She was born in London where she still lives.