Robert Williams grew up in Clitheroe, Lancashire. His first novel, Luke and Jon, won a Betty Trask Award. His second novel, How the Trouble Started, was shortlisted for the Portico Prize for fiction. Into the Trees is his latest. His books have been translated into ten languages. Robert has spoken at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Berlin International Book Festival amongst others. He is also a songwriter and his songs have been played on Radio 6 and Radio 2.