Niall Campbell (Scotland) read for the 2015 John Hewitt International Summer School, alongside Colette Bryce.
Niall received an Eric Gregory Award and a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, both in 2011. His debut collection, Moontide (Bloodaxe, 2014), is indebted to the geography and culture of South Uist in the Western Isles, where he was born and raised. Moontide was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was the inaugural winner of the Edwin Morgan Poetry Prize and received the Saltire First Book of the Year. It was also shortlisted for both The Forward and The Aldeburgh prizes for Best First Collection. First Nights, selections from Moontide with new poems, was published in the United States in 2016 as part of the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets.
His second collection Noctuary (Bloodaxe, 2019) was nominated for the Forward Prize and finds him reflecting on fatherhood, his own childhood in South Uist, and the new chapter of his life in Leeds.
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