Jen Campbell grew up by the sea in the northeast of England. She is an award-winning poet and bestselling author of twelve books for adults and children. Her most recent titles include The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night, The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers, and Marceline: Defender of the Sea (2023). Her books have been translated into over twenty languages. She has won both the Jane Martin Poetry Prize and an Eric Gregory Award.
Her poetry pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival was published by The Rialto in 2012. Her first book-length collection, The Girl Aquarium, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2019. It was shortlisted for the poetry category of the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2019 and was a semifinalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2019 (Best Poetry category). She won the Spelt Poetry Competition 2022 for her poem ‘The Hospital Is Not My House’ from her second collection, Please Do Not Touch This Exhibit (Bloodaxe Books, 2023), which is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She currently lives in London.
Find out more at: www.jen-campbell.co.uk
Books by Jen Campbell