Ralph Rochester is the author of Henry Hogge’s The Pig Poets (HarperCollins 1995), For Love of Williamina (Agre Books) , The Man Who Had Frogs Inside Him (1995) for which he won The Independent/Scholastic children’s story of the year prize in 1995 and three volumes of verse: The Turkey and the Baby (Corvo Books 2003) and The Climbing Boy (Hanbury Press 2004), both serialised in Country Life, and The Uncanny Granny (Hanbury Press 2005).
He is also the winner of the 2001 David St John Trust prize for non-fiction and twice winner of the Larkhill Green Literary Prize (Literary Review). His work has also appeared in The Spectator, Punch and New Statesman.
Ralph lives in Lympstone, Devon. He has four children, five grandchildren and owns a boat.