Julian Turner was born in Cheadle Hulme, in 1955 and educated at New College, Oxford and Goldsmith’s, London. He now lives in Otley, Yorkshire with his partner and works as a writer and counsellor.
His first collection 'Crossing the Outskirts' (Anvil), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation was shortlisted for the Forward Best First Collection Prize in 2002. His second, 'Orphan Sites', was published in 2006. A third, 'Planet-Struck' is due from Anvil in 2011.