Antony Dunn was born in London in 1973. He won the Newdigate Prize in 1995 and received a Society of Authors' Eric Gregory Award in 2000. He has published two collections of poems, Pilots and Navigators (Oxford Poets, 1998) and Flying Fish (Carcanet Oxford Poets 2002). He has worked on a number of translation projects with poets from Holland, Hungary, China and Israel, and was Poet in Residence at the University of York for 2006. He also writes for the theatre and his plays include Dog Blue, Goose Chase and Shepherds' Delight.