A.L.Kennedy was born in Dundee in 1965. She is the author of 14 books: 6 novels, 5 short story collections and 3 works of non-fiction. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her most recent book All The Rage is a new collection of short stories published by Jonathan Cape in 2014. She is also a dramatist for the stage, radio, TV and film. She writes for a number of UK and overseas publications and has a regular blog with The Guardian Online.