Gill AndrewsGill Andrews was born in Blackpool and grew up in Lancashire. She worked for many years as a solicitor in the City of London, focusing on international business law.

Having started writing creatively in her 30’s, this absorbed her more and more, until she finally resigned her law firm partnership to spend more time with her books. She then abandoned London altogether (at least temporarily) to study for an MLitt in Poetry at St. Andrews University, working with Don Paterson, Robert Crawford and Kathleen Jamie.

Gill won the Frogmore Poetry Prize in 2008. Her work has been widely published in magazines such as The North, SEAM, Magma, Smiths Knoll, The Frogmore Papers and Poetry Wales.

She was shortlisted for the Picador Poetry Prize in 201O and for the Edwin Morgan Prize in 2011.


The Thief, HappenStance 2010