Aoife Mannix was born in Sweden of Irish parents. She grew up in Dublin, Ottawa and New York before moving to the UK. She is the author of several poetry collections.She is the author of four collections of poetry; The Trick of Foreign Words (2002), The Elephant in the Corner (2005), Growing Up An Alien (2007) and Turn The Clocks Upside Down (2008) – all with Tall Lighthouse. Her show Growing Up An Alien, produced by Apples and Snakes and supported by Arts Council England, premiered at the Southbank Centre’s 2007 London Literature festival. Aoife has performed throughout the UK and internationally. She is currently poet in residence on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.