Fiona Sampson


Fiona Sampson MBE is a prizewinning British poet and writer. Published in thirty-seven languages, she has received international awards in the US, India, Macedonia and Bosnia. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, she’s published twenty-seven books, received the Newdigate Prize, a Cholmondeley Award, Hawthornden Fellowship and numerous awards from the Arts Councils of England and Wales, and the Society of Authors and the Poetry Book Society, as well as twice been shortlisted for both T.S. Eliot and Forward Prizes.

Her recent books include the poetry collection THE CATCH, and a prose study of LIMESTONE COUNTRY (2017), which was a Guardian Book of the Year and a Telegraph and Evening Standard Pick of the Summer. Her critically acclaimed biography, IN SEARCH OF MARY SHELLEY, was published in 2018, and she’s at work on a biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Formerly the Editor of Poetry Review, she is the Professor of Poetry at University of Roehampton, where she directs the Poetry Centre.

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