Jonathan Davidson was born in 1964 and grew up in Didcot, South Oxfordshire. He is married with two children and lives in Coventry. He has worked for many years in literature development, running writing projects and book festivals. He is currently Director of Midland Creative Projects and Chief Executive of Writing West Midlands. He won an Eric Gregory Award in 1990 and his first collection of poetry, The Living Room, was published by Arc Publications in 1994. He has published two poetry pamphlets, Moving the Stereo and A Horse Called House. He has had eight radio plays broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4, along with radio adaptations of Geoffrey Hill's Mercian Hymns and W.S. Graham's The Nightfishing.