Wynn Wheldon was born in London in 1958. He has worked in cultural exchange, politics, publishing and broadcasting. His poetry and prose (fiction and non-fiction) has been published in many magazines and newspapers, and he currently reviews books for The Spectator. His short stories have won prizes, and his poetry pamphlet Tiny Disturbances was published in 2012. Among the many 'ty bach' (Welsh, meaning 'small room') books he has authored, he is most proud of The Father and Child Companion and Porches. He is the lyricist for the Jack Rabbit Project and a founder member of the Elbow Room Writers Collective. He is married, has three adult sons, and lives in north London.