Kaddy Benyon was born in Cambridge and grew up in Suffolk.  In 2012, she won the Crashaw Prize with her debut collection of poetry, Milk Fever (Salt Publishing).  The 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.  Kaddy currently works as a mentor to students with disabilities at the University of Cambridge.

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