Helen Mort was born in Sheffield. She joined the Department of English and Manchester Writing School as Lecturer in Creative Writing in September 2016, having previously been Derbyshire Poet Laureate, Wordsworth Trust Poet in Residence and a Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow at The University of Leeds. Helen has published two poetry collections with Chatto & Windus, Division Street (winner of the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize, shortlisted for the Costa Prize and T.S. Eliot Prize) and No Map Could Show Them (2016). Her pamphlet publications include The Singing Glacier with Hercules Editions in 2018, an account of a mountaineering expedition in East Greenland. Her first novel Black Car Burning is forthcoming in 2018. Her play Medusa toured with Proper Job Theatre Company in autumn 2017 and her short story collection Exire is forthcoming from Wrecking Ball. She has edited several anthologies including One For The Road: An Anthology of Pubs and Poetry (Smith Doorstop) with Stuart Maconie.