Robin Robertson, poet and publisher, to read at UCC
Thursday April 9, 6pm, Boole Library Learning Zone
The spring series continues on April 9 with a reading by Scottish poet Robin Robertson. Robertson has published five collections of poetry and is a noted interpreter of the work of Swedish Nobel Laureate Tomas Tranströmer. Two of his volumes, A Painted Field (1997) and Swithering (2006) have won the Forward Prize and Hill of Doors (2013) was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award. In 2004 he received the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and he was jointly award the Petrarch Prize in 2013.
Robertson has edited a collection of essays, Mortification: Writers’ Stories of Their Public Shame and translated two plays of Euripides, Medea and the Bacchae. His selected poems, Sailing the Forest, has just been published.
He is also a publishing editor at Jonathan Cape and has edited the work of many writers, including John Banville, Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Sharon Olds, J.M. Coetzee and Anne Enright.