David Craig was born in Aberdeen in 1932. He has worked in schools, adult education and universities in Scotland, Sri Lanka and England. He taught Creative Writing at the University of Lancaster from 1969-92 (and still does so part-time). His books include three novels, (most recently The Unbroken Harp), five books of travel and oral history and four collections of poetry. He and his wife, the writer Anne Spillard, live in Cumbria.