Christian Ellingsen grew up first near treacle mines in Hampshire and then in the depths of the South Wales valleys.
He attended the University of Wales, Lampeter, and Cardiff University, graduating with a BA in History & English and a MA in Creative Writing. After several jobs in community regeneration in one of the most deprived areas in Wales, he worked for the BBC, first on the Switchover Help Scheme and then in Radio Drama.
He lives with his wife and daughter a stone’s throw north of London.
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