Ben Wilkinson was born in Staffordshire and now lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. In 2014 he won the Poetry Business Competition and a Northern Writers’ Award, and in 2015 he was awarded a writers’ grant from Arts Council England. He is a keen distance runner, lifelong Liverpool FC fan, and he writes criticism for The Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and The Poetry Review. He lectures at the University of Bolton. Way More Than Luck (February 2018) is his debut collection of poetry.