Raymond Antrobus

Saturday 24th September 5.30 - 6.30 pm BST
Main Hall, King's Pavilion
, University of Aberdeen Campus 

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Raymond Antrobus discusses his second collection of poems, All The Names Given. This is a chance to hear the award-winning poet talk about new work which reflects on his own name, personal past, family history, and sense of ancestry.

The London-born son of English and Jamaican parents, Raymond Antrobus is the author of works including To Sweeten Bitter, The Perseverance, All The Names Given and the children's book Can Bears Ski?  In 2019 he became the first ever poet to be awarded the Rathbone Folio Prize for best work of literature in any genre. Other accolades include the Ted Hughes award, PBS Winter Choice, A Sunday Times Young Writer of the year award and The Guardian Poetry Book Of The Year 2018, as well as being shortlisted for the Griffin Prize and Forward Prize. In 2018 he was awarded The Geoffrey Dearmer Prize, (Judged by Ocean Vuong), for his poem 'Sound Machine'.  His poem 'Jamaican British' was added to the GCSE syllabus in 2019.  All The Names Given was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award, and the T.S Eliot Prize.