By (author) Lavinia Greenlaw
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Minsk by Lavinia Greenlaw
Book DescriptionA POETRY BOOK SOCIETY RECOMMENDATION Minsk, Lavinia Greenlaw's third collection, was shortlisted for the 2003 Whitbread Poetry Prize, the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize for Best Collection. From London Zoo to an Essex village and the Arctic Circle, Greenlaw explores questions of place - the childhood landscapes we leave behind, those we travel towards, and those like 'Minsk' which we believe to be missing from our lives. Greenlaw's restless, inquisitive tone builds to make Minsk a hypnotic collection from one of the leading poets of her generation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571222711
(197mm x 131mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lavinia Greenlaw
BBC National Short Story Award 2016, Paperback (September 2016)
One of the most prestigious awards for the short story has reached its eleventh year. Hugely successful, the BBC National Short Story Award, in partnership with Booktrust, awards 15,000 to the winning author, with 3000 going to the runner-up. Featuring an all-female shortlist of fantastic writers, the winner will be announced 4th October.
Night Photograph, Paperback (February 2016)
Galileo's wife, a young woman dying of radium poisoning, the first dog in space, a strangely obsessed concert pianist, an early beneficiary of plastic surgery, and a Russian boy whose adventures are sadly limited by the immature powers of the child who has conjured him up are just some of the figures encompassed by Lavinia Greenlaw's imagination.
World Where News Travelled Slowly, Paperback (February 2016)
Exploring local and personal matters, this volume also includes poems that are concerned with attempts at preservation - plundered relics, the stately home, an iron lung.
Double Sorrow, Hardback (October 2015)» View all books by Lavinia Greenlaw
An original poetic work that brings alive Chaucer's great love story, illuminating the psychological drama at its heart.
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Author Biography - Lavinia Greenlaw
Lavinia Greenlaw was born in London where she has lived for most of her life. She studied seventeenth-century art at the Courtauld Institute, and was awarded a NESTA fellowship to pursue her interest in vision, travel and perception. Her poetry includes Minsk, which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot, Forward and Whitbread Poetry Prizes. She has also published novels and works of non-fiction which include The Importance of Music to Girls and Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland. She has won a number of prizes and held residencies at the Science Museum and the Royal Society of Medicine. Her work for BBC radio includes programmes about the Arctic, the Baltic, Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Bishop.
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