Kathryn Crowcroft is a writer, poet, ethnographer, cultural historian, and twice-awarded Gates Cambridge Scholar. Her first book, TONGUE, on the western cultural history of the mouth and tongue, is forthcoming in 2019 with Corsair (Little Brown).

She holds a PhD in medieval and early modern medical history from the University of Cambridge. She is the recipient of the John Kinsella prize for poetry, and the Brewer Hall poetry prize at Cambridge, and her poems have appeared in The Best Australian Poems anthology (2012), The Australian national newspaper, Visual Verse, and other media. She has given readings in Melbourne, Cambridge, and Iklectik Art Gallery in London at One Day Without Us in solidarity with migrant workers in the UK. She is represented by the Wylie agency.