George Szirtes

George Szirtes

George Szirtes was born in Budapest in 1948 and came to England as a refugee in 1956. He was brought up in London and studied Fine Art in London and Leeds. His poems began appearing in national magazines in 1973 and his first book, The Slant Door, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial prize in 1980. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and his work has been translated into numerous languages. In 2005 he was awarded the prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize for his book of poems, Reel, and short-listed again this year (2010) for his collection The Burning of the Books and Other Poems. George Szirtes lives near Norwich with his wife, the painter Clarissa Upchurch.

The Burning of the books

The Burning of the Books

George Szirtes

Publication July 2009
Price: £16.00

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