Kaddy Benyon was born in Cambridge and grew up in Suffolk. In 2012, she won the Crashaw Prize with her debut collection, Milk Fever (Salt Publishing). That same year she was shortlisted for the inaugural Picador Poetry Prize (judged by Don Paterson, Jackie Kay, John Stammers and Sarah Crown). Kaddy is also a Granta New Poet. Previously, she worked as a television scriptwriter and wrote over seventy television scripts for Hollyoaks and Grange Hill, as well as three tie-in books.
Kaddy currently works as a mentor to students with disabilities at the University of Cambridge.
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