Kenneth Steven was born in Glasgow in 1968 and spent his schooldays in Perthshire. He has studied in Norway and translates from both Norwegian and Sami. A widely published poet, novelist and children's author, his most recently published collections of poems include Evensong, Iona and Wild Horses. His translation of Lars Saaybe Christensen's Half Brother was a finalist for the 2004 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. He travels widely to give readings and writing workshops for both adults and youngsters. He lives in Dunkeld with his family.