Jen Campbell is an award winning poet and short story writer. Her short story collection, 'The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night,' is published by Two Roads, and her children's books 'Franklin's Flying Bookshop' and 'Franklin and Luna Go To the Moon' are published by Thames & Hudson. Her debut poetry collection 'The Girl Aquarium' will be published by Bloodaxe in 2019.
Jen is also the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops series, and The Bookshop Book. Her poetry pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival is published by The Rialto. She is a recipient of an Eric Gregory Award and won the Jane Martin Poetry Prize.
Jen worked as a bookseller for ten years and now runs a Youtube channel, where she talks about all things books. She also offers online writing workshops and gives talks at universities and book festivals on a variety of topics. She is currently a judge for the Forward Prizes for Poetry and the Somerset Maugham Award, and is Vlogger in Residence for the Poetry Book Society. She grew up in the north east of England and now lives in London.
She is represented by Charlie Campbell at Kingsford Campbell.