Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.
She has written for both children and adults, and her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children’s Verse, the Whitbread, Forward and T S Eliot Prizes, as well as the Lannan and E M Forster Prize in America.
She was appointed UK Poet Laureate in 2009.
In 2011, her poetry collection The Bees won the Costa Poetry Award, and in 2012 she won the PEN Pinter Prize.
She was appointed DBE (Dame of the British Empire) in 2015.