Kevin Crossley-Holland has written eight collections of poetry. His translations from Anglo-Saxon are gathered in The Anglo-Saxon World, The Exeter Book Riddles and Beowulf, and he is the author of The Penguin Book of Norse Myths. Last year, he published his moving memoir of childhood, The Hidden Roads, described by Rowan Williams as 'A lovely, poignant book, not wasting a word and evoking place in a deep way.' His books for children include retellings of traditional tale as well as the Arthur trilogy (translated into twenty-four languages) and Gatty's Tale, and have been awarded the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. He has been shortlisted for the position of Children's Laureate. He has worked with many composers, including Sir Arthur Bliss, William Mathias, Nicola LeFanu, Giles Swayne and Bernard Hughes; with Ivan Cutting he co-authored The Wuffings, a play about the birth of East Anglia; and with Lawrence Sail he edited two anthologies, Light Unlocked: Christmas Card Poems and The New Exeter Book of Riddles. He has collaborated with the photographer John Hedgecoe and the artists John Lawrence, James Dodds and Charles Keeping, and joined forces with Norman Ackroyd to produce Moored Man, a cycle of north Norfolk poems, watercolours and etchings. Kevin Crossley-Holland is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and patron of the Society for Storytelling and of Publishing House Me (Young Gifted and Talented Academy). He is an Honorary Fellow of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford.