Oliver Langmead is an author and poet based in Glasgow. His long-form poem, Dark Star, featured in the Guardian's Best Books of 2015. Oliver is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Glasgow, where he is researching terraforming and ecological philosophy, and in late 2018 he undertook a writing residency at the European Space Agency's Astronaut Centre in Cologne, writing about astronauts and people who work with astronauts.
'Birds of Paradise sits in a place between Plato and John Wick, a place which frankly I didn't know existed. And it is profoundly human too: whoever has ever known loss will resonate with it.' Francesco Dimitri, author of The Book of Hidden Things