Rhiannon Hooson has won several awards for her work including an Eric Gregory Award. Her first book, The Other City, was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year. She has appeared at literature festivals across the UK, and her work has been featured in the Guardian, Magma and Poetry Wales. She has been a Literature Wales bursary recipient, a Hay Festival Writer at Work, poetry editor of Creative Countryside magazine, and the judge of the PENfro festival poetry competition. She holds a PhD in Poetry from the University of Lancaster, and now lives in the Welsh Marches.