Sasha Dugdale was born in Sussex and is a poet and translator. She has published three collections of poetry of which the most recent is Red House (Carcanet, 2011). She has also translated Russian poetry and drama. Her translation of Plasticine by Vassily Sigarev, won the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright. Her long poem ‘Joy’ about William and Catherine Blake won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.