photograph Sean O'Brien and Jackie Kay shortlisted for Costa Book Award 2011

'November' and 'Fiere' shortlisted for prestigious prize

NCLA is proud to announce both Professor Sean O’Brien and Professor Jackie Kay have been shortlisted for the Costa Book Award 2011. Sean O’Brien’s Poetry Book Society Summer Choice collection, November, is shortlisted for the prestigious poetry award, as is Jackie Kay’s collection Fiere, a lyric accompaniment to her critically acclaimed memoir Red Dust Road.  

The category winners will be announced on Wednesday 4th January 2012, and the Costa Book of the Year awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 24th January 2012.

Sean will be delivering this year’s Bloodaxe Poetry lecture, Journeys to the Interior: Ideas of England in Contemporary Poetry, on Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th December. The lecture is free to attend. 

published on: 24th November 2011

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