Claire Askew at EIBF

Claire Askew at EIBF

Claire Askew will be reading from her debut collection This changes things at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.  She read at EIBF in 2016, and has been invited back this August.  She has just published her crime fiction debut, All the Hidden Truths, but this event is in conncection with her highly-acclaimed first full-length poetry collection.

This changes things was shortlisted for  The Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for First Full Collection 2017, the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award 2016 and the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize 2017.  It was also runner-up for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2014 and shortlisted for the same prize in 2016.

Edinburgh International Book Festival, Friday 17 August, 7.30pm-8.30pm, Baillie Gifford Imagination Lab

Claire Askew & Zaffar Kunial: Poetry’s New Guard

The received world is challenged and presented afresh, as Zaffar Kunial and Claire Askew present their affecting poetry collections. A star of the Faber New Poets scheme, Kunial reads from his hypnotic and much-anticipated first collection Us. Well-known figure in Scotland’s poetry and spoken word scene, Askew performs from This changes things, her debut collection shortlisted for multiple awards including the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. Two unmissable talents.

 £12.00, £10.00

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Click here to read Claire Askew's poem 'Bad Moon' in The Guardian.

Click here to read a review of This changes things on The Lake

[12 July 2018]

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