Peter Oram was born in Cardiff in 1947. He has first class honours degrees in modern languages (Cardiff) and music (Aberystwyth) and an M.Mus in composition. His publications include the novels Maddocks (Gomer Press, 1998) and The Rub (Starborn Books, 2001), the collection of poems White (Starborn Books, 2001) and several books of verse and music for educational use. His poems and short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. In 2004, he composed the music for Alex Barr's music Swarm Fever which received its first performance in the same year.
Peter Oram has lived in London, in Spain and, for many years, in Pembrokeshire, but moved to Southern Germany in 2001.