“I wrote my first poem at the age of five and haven’t been able to stop writing poems, short stories and plays since. I’m also an ambassador for New Writing South, and one of the creators of the Writers’ Manifesto. I’m passionate about the importance of creative writing in education and believe writing is something that should be available to everyone everywhere.”
Philippa Crundwell achieved national recognition in 2013 when, at the age of only 15, she won the Ocado poetry prize with her Poem For Peace. Her first collection, Seventy Beats, appeared from the King's England Press in 2015.