Gee Williams: Gee Williams was born and brought up on a North Wales council estate. Her first paid employment (at 12) was for dodgy horsedealers — wonderful training amongst the best fictioneers on earth. After studying literature she went on to lecture. She began as a poet but turned to fiction and drama for BBC Radio 4. Next came editing and reviewing, literary journalism and radio broadcasting. She has lived in various parts of Britain, moving with her physicist husband. She is the winner of the Pure Gold Fiction Award, the Rhys Davies Short Story Prize, has been shortlisted for the Richard Imerson Award, the James Tate Black Memorial Fiction Prize and the Wales Book of the Year Award.