Readings from Border County I

Tuesday 25 August at 2.00pm | Dydd Mawrth 25 Awst am 2.00pm


Fiona Sampson
introduces readings from
Come Down (Corsair, 2020).

Fiona Sampson is a leading British poet and writer, published in thirty-eight languages, who has received international awards in the US, India, Macedonia, Albania and Bosnia. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, of the English Association and of the Wordsworth Trust, she’s published twenty-seven books and received an MBE for Services to Literature. Other honours include the Newdigate Prize, Cholmondeley Prize, Hawthornden Fellowship, and awards from the Arts Councils of England and of Wales, Society of Authors, Poetry Book Society and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, as well as various Book of the Year selections. She’s also a broadcaster and newspaper critic, librettist and literary translator, and was editor of Poetry Review 2005-12. Her internationally acclaimed In Search of Mary Shelley was shortlisted for the Biographers Club Slightly Foxed Prize. She recently received two major European prizes, the 2019 Naim Frashëri Laureateship of Albania and Macedonia, and the 2020 European Lyric Atlas Prize, Bosnia. Two Way Mirror, her biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, appears in 2021. She is Professor of Poetry at Roehampton University.

Filmed at The Rodd, Presteigne

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and to all those who have given their services to create
Readings from Border Country

Available to view until 31 December 2020