Though English by birth, Daniel Roy Connelly has spent much of his adult life being educated in Italy, India, Bangladesh, the USA and Scotland. Formerly a British diplomat, he has been an academic since 1999. He has a BA from Columbia University and a MLitt and PhD from the University of St Andrews. He has directed theatre on three continents and was until 2010 the Artistic Director of Zuloo Theatre in Shanghai, where his production of David Henry Hwang’s ‘M. Butterfly’ was forced to close by the Chinese secret police. Daniel is currently an assistant professor at John Cabot University in Rome and at The American University of Rome.

Artwork: “Journey of Goldfish”, by Ebineyland

The goldfish that swallowed my ashes is a companion piece to The Disposal.