Christopher Meredith was born in Tredegar. His most recent poetry collection, The Meaning of Flight (Seren, 2005), was longlisted for the Wales Book of the Year Award in 2006. His novels, all published by Seren, are Griffri (1995), Shifts (1997), Sidereal Time (1998) and The Book of Idiots (2012). His many prizes include an Eric Gregory Award. A former steelworker and schoolteacher, he now teaches Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan, and lives in Brecon.