Stephen Knight was born in Swansea in 1960. His books of poems include Flowering Limbs (1993), Dream City Cinema (1996), Sardines (2004) and The Prince of Wails (2012). His novel, Mr Schnitzel, was published in 2000. He received an Eric Gregory Award in 1987 and won the National Poetry Competition in 1992. He won the 2003 Times Literary Supplement/Blackwells Poetry Competition for ‘The Long Way Home’.