Faber & Faber to publish ‘film-poem’ by Owen Sheers
Faber & Faber has recently acquired To Provide All People, a ‘film-poem’ by UEA alumnus Owen Sheers, which it will publish in July to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service Act and the broadcast of the Vox Pictures/BBC Wales production of the same name.Owen (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 1998 and published his first collection of poetry, The Blue Book, in 2000. His first work of non-fiction, The Dust Diaries, was the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year in 2005, while his second collection of poetry, Skirrid Hill, won the 2006 Somerset Maugham Award. His most recent novel, I Saw A Man, was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year andthe Prix Etranger in France. Earlier this year he was awarded the Wilfred Owen Poetry Award.