Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has written for both children and adults and her poetry has received many awards, including the Whitbread Prize, the Forward Prize, the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Signal Prize for Children’s Verse, the Lannan and EM Forster Prizes in America, the 2012 Pinter Prize and the 2021 Golden Wreath Award. Her most recent collections include Sincerity(2019) and Christmas Poems (2021). Her next publication will be Advent Street (Picador, Autumn 2022).