Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch won second prize in the National Poetry Competition 2011. Her second collection, Not in These Shoes, was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2009. Her third book, Banjo, was published by Picador in 2012. Samantha’s poems have appeared in Poetry Wales, Poetry London and the Forward Anthology 2002 and 2009. She has received awards for her work from the Society of Authors (2007), the Hawthornden Foundation (2005) and Literature Wales (1997 and 2002). She won a Leverhulme writer in residence award to collaborate with the National Wool Museum where she wrote the pamphlet Lime & Winter (Rack Press) which was a finalist in the 2014 Michael Marks Awards.