Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. His debut novel, Submarine, won the Curtis Brown prize and was shortlisted for the Bollinger Wodehouse prize for comic fiction. It has been translated in to six languages. His poetry has been published in various magazines, including Poetry Review, New Welsh Review and Magma, and he has written for The Independent and The Guardian. He has read his work on Channel 4, Radio 3 and Radio 4. He is one of the organisers of Homework, a monthly night of literary miscellany at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club. He is a striker for the England Writers' Football Team. There is no Welsh Writers' Team. He lives in London.