Simon Tonkin lives in Bristol. His poetry has appeared in a number of publications and anthologies from the 1970’s to the present day. He was the recipient of a South West Arts Writer’s Award for an excerpt of his first novel – The Writing Shed. He won the Dylan Down the Ups short story competition in 2009. Since then he’s become a full time writer and artist. He specialises in drawing the houses and landscapes of his favourite writers. He is working on another novel – Other Tongues – a modern day reworking of ‘Death in Venice’.