Nicholas Murray is a freelance author and journalist based in Wales and London. Born in Liverpool; the author of
several literary biographies including lives of Franz Kafka, Aldous Huxley, Bruce Chatwin, Andrew Marvell and
Matthew Arnold, five collections of poems, and two novels. His biography of Matthew Arnold was a New York Times
Notable Book of the Year in 1997 and his biography of Aldous Huxley was shortlisted for the Marsh Biography Prize
in 2003. The biography of Franz Kafka has been translated into nine languages. Nicholas Murray is a regular
contributor of poems, essays and reviews to a wide range of newspapers and literary magazines and has many
collection of published poems.
Jemma L King is a poet based in West Wales. She won the Terry Hetherington Young Writer of the Year Award in
2011 and in 2014 was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Wales Book of the Year for her poetry
collection ‘The Shape of a Forest’ (Parthian Books). Her second book ‘The Undressed’ was released by Parthian
Books in 2014. She is a reviewer of contemporary literature for numerous publications and teaches literature and
creative writing at Aberystwyth University. She is a founding member of the Centre for Women, Writing and Literary
Charles Wilkinson: The Snowman and Other Poems (Iron Press, 1987) Ag & Au – 36 page pamphlet (Flarestack Poets,
2013). This publication formed part of a submission that helped to win Flarestack the Michael Marks Award for
poetry publishing. The Glazier’s Choice (Eyewear – forthcoming 2019); shortlisted for The Beverly Prize. Charles
Wilkinson’s early work was published in magazines, including Delta, English, Iron, Littack, and The Human World.
His more recent poems have appeared in over fifty publications, including Envoi, Poetry Wales, Poetry Salzburg
(Austria), Tears in the Fence, The SHOp (Eire),Crannog (Eire), The Interpreter’s House, Magma, Fire, Stand, Scintilla,
Shearsman, Pennine Platform, Other Poetry, Earthlines (The Two Ravens Press), The Warwick Review, Under the
Radar, New Writer, The Reader, The Iron Book of New Humorous Verse, Entanglements (The Two Ravens Press), The
Aesthetica Annual, Snow Lit, Revand Otoliths (Australia), as well as in American magazines such as Gargoyle, The
Madison Review, The Raintown Review, Lummox, Futures Trading, and The San Pedro River Review.