Graham Wilson's climbing career began on the crags of the North East in the 1950s but it was not until he retired as Head of English at the King's School in Macclesfield that he started to write about his long acquaintance with the British hills. Since then, he has had seven 'outdoor' books published, as well as a collection of short stories, a study of Shakespeare and an appraisal of English rugby. His book 'A Rope of Writers' was short-listed for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. He is an ardent Sunderland supporter and was also for many years an English Schools rugby selector. He has lived in Macclesfield with his wife Trisha for over 40 years.