Anthony was born in Fleetwood, Lancashire. He has published two novels and a collection of short stories.
His play, I’ll Tell You About Love won the BBC Alfred Bradley Award for Radio Drama and he recently worked with Bristol Old Vic, writing the screenplay for the short film, Myself in Other Lives.
Anthony has taught creative writing both in this country and abroad. He has worked with adult learners on short courses for the University of Hull (Centre for Lifelong Learning) and currently teaches on the creative writing MA at Nottingham Trent University.
He was recently given an Arts Council award to work on The Accidental Memoir, a journal to promote and encourage writing.
Anthony has also held writing residencies in schools for First Story, a charity set up to promote literacy and storytelling.