Brian Bilston

Described by his mother as the ‘Poet Laureate of Twitter’, Brian Bilston is a writer clouded in the pipe smoke of mystery, who shares his verse on social media with varying degrees of success. 

A collection of his poetry, You Took the Last Bus Home, was published in October 2016 with Unbound. This was followed in June 2019 by Diary of a Somebody (Picador), which was shortlisted for the 2019 Costa First Novel award.

He has twice been named Pipe Smoker of the Year [Poetry section] and, over the years, has won numerous other awards for cycling proficiency, first aid, and general tidiness.

Agent: Jo Unwin