Agent : Bill Hamilton
Poet, playwright, biographer, broadcaster and novelist, Simon Rae has written the definitive biography of the greatest ever cricketer, W.G.Grace: A Life (1998), published several collections of poetry, most recently Gift Horses (2006), and won the National Poetry Competition in 1999. For several years he presented Radio 4’s Poetry Please!, and has written and presented many other radio programmes. He has also edited several anthologies, including The 20th Century in Poetry (co-edited with Michael Hulse) to be published in October 2011. His plays have toured extensively in the UK, and his first foray into fiction, Unplayable, (2009) was Nicholas Lezard’s Choice in the Guardian Review.