Linda Saunders started her career as an art student, then changed direction to read English at Durham University. After a spell in the U.S., where her first son was born, she returned to Durham and taught literature courses for the Extra Mural department and the W.E.A. Later, her love of art and words came together in a career as a fine-arts journalist and editor; she was short-listed for the BP Arts Journalist of the Year award. Her poetry has been widely published in magazines and anthologies, including New Women Poets from Bloodaxe Books. A Touch on the Remote is her fourth book. Her first full-length collection, from Arrowhead Press, was short-listed for the Jerwood/Aldeburgh Prize. She now lives in Bath.