Grevel Lindrop was born in Liverpool in 1948. He is former Professor of English at Manchester University, now a freelance writer. His Selected Poems appeared from Carcanet in 2000. He is currently writing a biography of the poet, novelist and theologian Charles Williams. His other works include A Literary Guide to the Lake District, British Poetry Since 1960 (with Michael Schmidt), and, as General Editor, The Works of Thomas de Quincey (2000-2).