Lydia Robb was born and educated in Arbroath, and much of her writing has been inspired by the Angus countryside. She writes poetry and short stories in both Scots and English. Her work has been included in many anthologies, and her collection of poetry, Last Tango with Magritte, was published by Chapman in 2001. She has won a handful of poetry prizes, largely for Scots language work, including the Hugh MacDiarmid Trophy, and has been runner-up in the McCash Prize. She now lives in Broughty Ferry.