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Thu 25 April
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It is with great pleasure that we welcome Don Paterson to The Bookshop to read and discuss his poetry.
The evening will be hosted by Professor Peter Barry in association with Contempo: Centre for Contemporary Poetry.
Don Paterson was born in 1963 in Dundee, Scotland. He moved to London in 1984 to work as a jazz musician, and began writing poetry around the same time.
Since his debut, "Nil Nil", won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 1993, Don Paterson has lit up the poetry scene in the U.K. His dazzling, intensely lyric and luminous verse has delighted readers ever since, and won many awards along the way. "God's Gift Women" took the T. S. Eliot Prize in 1997, "Landing Light" won it again in 2003 and the Whitbread Award besides, and "Rain" (2009) won the 2009 Forward prize.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the English Association; he received the OBE in 2008 and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2010.
Free entry and refreshments
The event starts at 6:30pm.
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