Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. His debut novel, Submarine, is published by Penguin. His debut poetry pamphlet will be published by Faber in early 2010. He co-organises Homework, a night of literary miscellany, monthly at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. He is a striker for the England Writers’ Football Team. There is no Welsh Writers’ Team. Now twenty-seven, he lives in London.