Neil Leadbeater is an author, essayist, poet and critic living in Edinburgh, Scotland. His short stories, articles and poems have been published widely in anthologies and journals both at home and abroad. His publications include Hoarding Conkers at Hailes Abbey (Littoral Press, England, 2010), Librettos for the Black Madonna (White Adder Press, Scotland, 2011); The Worcester Fragments (Original Plus, England, 2013); The Loveliest Vein of Our Lives (Poetry Space, England, 2014), The Fragility of Moths (Bibliotheca Universalis, Romania, 2014), Sleeve Notes (Bibliotheca Universalis, Romania, 2016), Finding the River Horse, (Littoral Press, England, 2018) and Punching Cork Stoppers (Original Plus, England, 2018). He is a regular reviewer for several journals including Galatea Resurrects (A Poetry Engagement) (USA), The Halo Halo Review (USA), Contemporary Literary Review India (India) and Write Out Loud (UK). He is a member of the Federation of Writers (Scotland) and his work has been translated into several languages including Dutch, Romanian, Spanish and Swedish.