Andrew McMillan (England) read for the 2016 John Hewitt International Summer School alongside Caitriona O’Reilly.
Andrew McMillan’s debut collection “physical” (Jonathan Cape, 2015) was the first poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award. And it also won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, a Somerset Maugham Award (2016), and an Eric Gregory Award (2016). It was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Costa Poetry Award, The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2016, the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Roehampton Poetry Prize and the Polari First Book Prize. It was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2015. In 2019 it was voted as one of the top 25 poetry books of the past 25 years by the Booksellers Association. Andrew’s second collection, “playtime” (Jonathan Cape, 2018) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2018, a Poetry Book of the Month in both The Observer and The Telegraph, a Poetry Book of the Year in The Sunday Times and won the inaugural Polari Prize. He is senior lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at MMU and lives in Manchester.
Andrew's third collection, "pandemonium" (Jonathan Cape) is due in May 2021.
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