Frances Leviston was born in Edinburgh in 1982 and grew up in Sheffield. She read English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and has an MA in Writing from Sheffield Hallam University. Public Dream, her first collection of poetry, was published in 2007 by Picador and shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. Her second collection, Disinformation, appeared from Picador in 2015. She lives in Durham.