Frances Leviston was born in Edinburgh in 1982, and moved to Sheffield in 1991. She read English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and has an MA in Writing from Sheffield Hallam University. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2006. Picador have published two collections, Public Dream in 2007 and Disinformation in 2015. In 2020 she published her first novel, The Voice in My Ear.