Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Christopher Reid

Very many congratulations to the poet Christopher Reid, who last week won the Costa Book of the Year Award for his collection A Scattering.   Christopher, who is the most modest and unassuming of men, won the £30,000 prize unexpectedly in the face of fierce competition from Colm Toibin for his novel, Brooklyn, among others.

Christopher used to be the Poetry Editor of Faber, renowned for their distinguished list of poets.   He has published several volumes of poety, edited anthologies, and last year edited the letters of Ted Hughes, whom he knew well.

A Scattering is a touching tribute to Christopher's late wife, Lucinda Gane, an actress, who died tragically of cancer in 2005.

Christopher Reid and Lucinda Gane

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