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Helen Dunmore is a poet, novelist and children’s writer. Her poetry books have been given the Poetry Book Society Choice and Recommendations, Cardiff International Poetry Prize, Alice Hunt Bartlett Award and Signal Poetry Award, and Bestiary was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.
Her latest Bloodaxe poetry titles are Out of the Blue: Poems 1975-2001 (2001) and Glad of These Times (2007). She has published ten novels and three books of short stories with Viking Penguin, including A Spell of Winter (1995), Talking to the Dead (1996), The Siege (2001), Mourning Ruby (2003), House of Orphans (2006) and Counting the Stars (2008). She lives in Bristol.