About the author
Peter Oswald is a poet, playwright and performer. He was Writer-in-Residence at Shakespeare’s Globe from 1998 to 2009. His plays, in verse, have been performed there, at the National Theatre, in the West End, on Broadway and around the world, and have been translated into various languages. The production of his version of Schiller’s Mary Stuart received the South Bank Award. He co-founded The Abyss Theatre Company in 2002, with whom he works as writer and actor. He performs long story-poems based on Icelandic sagas and folktales, at theatres and festivals; in 2015 he did so at the Folger Theatre in Washington DC, the Hay Festival and Wells Festival. He has published a joint book of poems, Dyad, with Sean Borodale, and joint pamphlets with wife Alice, with whom he often performs. He lives with her and their three children in Devon. He received a Society of Authors travelling scholarship in 2016.