Conrad A. Williams was born in Cheshire in 1969. He sold his first short story at the age of 18 and has gone on to publish around 80 more to a variety of magazines and anthologies. He is the author of three novels, four novellas and a collection of his best short fiction. His book THE UNBLEMISHED won the International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel. His is also a past recipient of the British Fantasy Award and the Littlewood Arc Prize.