Caroline Jaine is Askance’s founder and first published author – with her book A Better Basra about her time in Iraq published in July 2011 (a 2nd edition was published in 2015). Caroline’s writing experience is broad – she has written journalistic and opinion pieces for the World Bank blog, Pakistani news agency Dawn and as a freelance article and report writer for many other publications. Caroline also has significant editing experience and has worked on three major publications on the Arab media. Caroline’s background is in diplomacy and conflict environments, but she also holds a Masters in Fine Arts and spends most of her time when she is not writing, working in visual arts.
Caroline is currently working on her first full length work of fiction, having previously published a short story under the name of Jabez Cole.