Helen Mort was born in Sheffield. Her first collection 'Division Street' was shortlisted for the Costa Prize & the T.S. Eliot Prize. In 2014, she won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize. Her new collection 'No Map Could Show Them' (Chatto & Windus) is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She writes a blog called 'Freefall.'
Helen is also a runner and the author of 'Lake District Trail Running'