15/10/2014

Adam Foulds and Emily Berry named as Next Generation Poets

Amy Foulds

UEA alumnus Adam Foulds and current PhD student Emily Berry have been named by the Poetry Book Society as being among the best 20 emerging poets from the UK and Ireland to have published a first collection within the last 10 years. The list of Next Generation poets, which is supported by the Arts Council and the T S Eliot Estate, was selected by poets Ian McMillan, Caroline Bird, Robert Crawford, Paul Farley and Clare Pollard. Emily (pictured) studied English Literature at Leeds University and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College before joining UEA this year to undertake a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing. Her pamphlet Stingray Fevers was published by tall-lighthouse in 2008. Her first full-length collection Dear Boy was published by Faber in 2013 and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Hawthornden Prize and was shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. Adam was last year included in Granta magazine’s list of the twenty best young British novelists under the age of forty. He graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 2000 and published his first novel, ‘The Truth About These Strange Times’, in 2007, winning a Betty Trask Award and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. His verse novella, ‘The Broken Word’ (2008) won the Costa Poetry Award, the Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award. His third novel, ‘The Quickening Maze’, was shortlisted for the inaugural Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction and for the 2009 Man Booker Prize, and was the winner of the Encore Award, the South Bank Show literature prize and the European Union Prize for Literature. His third novel, ‘In The Wolf’s Mouth’, was published earlier this year.

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