Kaddy Benyon was born in Cambridge in 1973 and grew up in Suffolk. In 2012, she won the Crashaw Prize with the manuscript for her debut collection of poetry, Milk Fever (Salt Publishing). Ten of Kaddy’s poems were 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.