Adam Thorpe

Poet, playwright and novelist Adam Thorpe was born in Paris in 1956 and grew up in India, Cameroon and England. He is the author of ten novels, two collections of stories and six books of poetry, a stage play performed almost entirely in Berkshire dialect, and numerous radio plays and broadcasts. In 2007 he was shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize. His latest collection, Voluntary, came out in 2012.