29/03/2012

Lavinia Greenlaw wins Ted Hughes Award

Greenlaw, Lavinia
UEA Professor of Poetry, Lavinia Greenlaw, has won this year's Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry for her sound installation 'Audio Obscura'. Commissioned and produced by Artangel and Manchester International Festival, 'Audio Obscura' was performed at Manchester Piccadilly Station in July 2011 and London St Pancras Station in September/October 2011. It was produced in collaboration with the sound designer Tim Barker, and published in text form by Full Circle Editions. The judges of the award, which is worth £5,000, were Edmund de Waal, Sarah Maguire and Michael Symmons Roberts. Lavinia has published four collections of poetry, including 'Minsk' (2003), which was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize, the Forward Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Prize, and most recently 'The Casual Perfect' (2011). Her novel 'Mary George of Allnorthover' (2001) won France's Prix du Premier Roman Etranger, and in 2007 she published a memoir 'The Importance of Music to Girls'. She is the convenor of the UEA MA in Creative Writing (Poetry).

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