Jeremy Kingston was born in London and brought up in various Home Counties before returning to live in London. Two of his stage plays have been produced in the West End and more on the Fringe, most recently Oedipus at the Crossroads and Making Dickie Happy. He is the author of a novel and two children’s books. For ten years he was the theatre critic of Punch, and for the past twenty has been a theatre critic on The Times. He has always written poetry but since the mid-90s has been doing so regularly.