Shaun Wilson was born in 1980, and raised in Wigton, Cumbria. In 2011, after 15 years as a guitarist and lyricist in various rock and roll bands, he began learning to write prose. He currently works as a postman and studies towards an MA in Creative Writing at Northumbria University. In his spare time, he co-edits the university’s creative magazine, Edge. In 2018 he was shortlisted for a Northern Writers’ Award, PRH’s WriteNow programme, and was tipped ‘for big things’ by Kerry Hudson, in an article on working-class writers in The Observer. He was also awarded a mentorship with Doug Johnstone. An excerpt from his work-in-progress was recently published in Kit de Waal’s Common People anthology.