Simon Berry was born in the Midlands, educated in Yorkshire, and worked for many years in Glasgow as a journalist , translator and writer.
Former President of Scottish PEN and book pages editor on The Scotsman.
He also lived in Sicily and Cyprus.
Now lives in the Highlands and a member of the award-winning Ross-shire Writers Group.
He had his first collection of poems published in 2014 (A Mask for Grieving & other poems, FTRR Press). Has also written a biography of Victorian city poet Alexander Smith (Applauding Thunder 2013).
He's currently working on his memoirs, working title If I’m Honest.