Frances Leviston was born in Edinburgh in 1982. She grew up in Sheffield and read English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. She has published two collections of poetry, Public Dream (2007) and Disinformation (2015), both with Picador, and has been shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, and the BBC National Short Story Award. She has recently worked with the composer Martin Suckling to produce new poems in response to research being conducted by the PETMEM project into piezoelectric memory technology for computing. She lives in Durham and teaches poetry at the University of Manchester.
Leviston will be taking part in The Centre for New Writing's panel discussion The Future of the Past