Richard Gwyn grew up in Breconshire and studied at the LSE. He spent ten years travelling on and around the Mediterranean, much of it recorded in his award-winning memoir, The Vagabond’s Breakfast. He is the author of three previous collections of poetry and three novels. Both his fiction and poetry are widely translated. In recent years he has travelled extensively in Latin America, resulting in the publication of The Other Tiger, his translations of recent Spanish American poetry (Seren, 2016). He is Professor of Creative Writing at Cardiff University and is the author of Ricardo Blanco’s Blog.