Keith Gray was born in Grimsby. As a child, Keith found reading a chore, but later found a talent in reading and writing. At 24, he had his first book published, Creepers, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award. Since then, he has written many books. Keith is perhaps best-known for Ostrich Boys,which won great acclaim and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Fiction Prize and the BookTrust Teen Prize. It was also adapted into a stage play. Keith has lectured in creative writing and now lives just outside Edinburgh with his partner and daughter. He spends much of his time visiting schools to pass on his love of books and writing, as well as reviewing teenage fiction.