Summary: British award-winning novelist, poet and dramatist who penned a series of plays, some of which were broadcast on the BBC, and wrote or edited numerous books, including the poetry collection Sudden Collapses in Public Places and the acclaimed novel Taxi Driver's Daughter, and who won the Northern Rock Foundation writer's award, the largest annual literary award in England, in 2003 and became the third poet-in-residence at Guardian Unlimited.
Cause of Death: Breast cancer
Born: August 21, 1956
Died: April 13, 2005
Location: Newcastle On Tyne, England