Maureen Duffy was born in 1933 in Worthing, Sussex. She is a contemporary British poet, playwright and novelist. She has also published a literary biography of Aphra Behn, and The Erotic World of Faery a book-length study of eroticism in faery fantasy literature. Maureen is the author of 31 published works of fiction, including 6 collections of poetry, non-fiction, and 16 plays for stage, screen and radio. Her latest poetry collection is Environmental Studies (Enitharmon, 2013).