See also: Stephen Knight at the Goldsmiths Writers' Centre.
Stephen was born in Swansea in 1960, read English at Jesus College, Oxford, then studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to become a freelance director with a particular interest in new writing. He has worked for thirty years as a creative-writing tutor in schools, colleges, The City Lit, the University of South Wales and Goldsmiths.
In 1987 he received an Eric Gregory Award and in 1992 won first prize in the National Poetry Competition. He is the author of four books of poetry – Flowering Limbs, a Poetry Book Society Choice, shortlisted for the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the T. S. Eliot Prize; Dream City Cinema, also shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize; The Prince of Wails; and, for younger readers, Sardines and Other Poems – and two pamphlets written in a phonetic version of a Swansea accent: The Sandfields Baudelaire and A Swansea Love Song.
Stephen Knight has also published a novel, Mr Schnitzel, which won the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year in 2001.