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.