Barney Norris was born in Sussex in 1987. After leaving university he founded the touring theatre company Up in Arms with Alice Hamilton.
His plays include Nightfall (The Bridge Theatre); While We’re Here (Up in Arms at the Bush and on tour); Echo’s End (Salisbury Playhouse); Eventide (Arcola and on tour); the acclaimed Visitors (Up in Arms, Arcola and on tour – Winner of the Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright and nominated for an Evening Standard Award). His short plays include Every You Every Me (Salisbury Playhouse and on tour); Fear of Music (Up in Arms and Out of Joint); and At First Sight (Up in Arms at Latitude Festival and on tour).
His novels Turning For Home and the bestselling Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain are published by Transworld, his non-fiction books The Wellspring: Conversations with David Owen Norris and To Bodies Gone: The Theatre of Peter Gill are published by Seren. He is a Martin Esslin playwright in residence at Keble College, Oxford.