Sean Hewitt was born in 1990 and read English at the University of Cambridge, where he received his college's Emily Davies and Lilias Sophia Ashworth Hallett scholarships and twice received the Charity Reeves Prize in English. In 2014, he was awarded Arts Council England funding for a series of poems, and in 2015 was selected as one of the Poetry Trust's Aldeburgh Eight. He is fiction reviewer for The Irish Times and a Leverhulme Research Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin. He won a Northern Writers' Award in 2016, and the Resurgence Prize in 2017. His debut pamphlet Lantern (Offord Road Books, 2019) is Poetry Book Society Summer Pamphlet Choice for 2019. His debut collection is forthcoming from Jonathan Cape.