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). She was also shortlisted for the inaugural Picador Poetry Prize (chosen by Don Paterson, Jackie Kay, John Stammers and Sarah Crown). Kaddy is a Granta New Poet.
Kaddy has written over seventy television scripts for Hollyoaks and Grange Hill as well as three tie-in books.
Kaddy works as a mentor to students with disabilities at the University of Cambridge.