Frank Kuppner was born in Glasgow in 1951 and has lived there ever since. He has been Writer in Residence at the Universities of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Glasgow. A novelist as well as a poet, he won the McVitie’s Writer of the Year Award in 1995 with Something Very Like Murder. Carcanet have published nine books of his poetry, including What? Again? Selected Poems in 2000, and Arioflotga (2008), which was shortlisted for the Scottish Book of the Year award. The Same Life Twice was published in 2012.