Ian Dudley was born in Rowley Regis in the black country. He's worked in an off licence, a foundry, a molecular genetics laboratory, and read electricity meters.

He studied Zoology at university, and worked in market research, travelling extensively in Europe and the US.

He was a Jerwood/Arvon Foundation poetry mentee 2014/5 and you can hear a few of his poems on SoundCloud.


He's had short stories broadcast on Radio 4 (Opening Lines) and Radio 4 Extra (Blood Lines). You can read some of his stories by clicking on the stories link at the top of this page.



Tierra del Fuego - first broadcast on BBC Radio4 in 2006

Dr Luther's Assistant - second prizewinner in the Oxford Today 2012 Short Story Competition

Human Trials - unpublished