Niall Griffiths was born in Liverpool in 1966, and now lives in Wales. He is the author of Grits, Sheepshagger, Kelly + Victor, Stump, (winner of the 2004 Welsh Book of the Year) Wreckage, Runt and A Great Big Shining Star. All published by Jonathan Cape. The film adaptation of Kelly + Victor (dir. Kieran Evans) made its premiere at The London Film Festival in 2012.