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Carol Ann Duffy

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  • Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow in 1955. Her awards include first prize in the 1983 National Poetry Competition; three Scottish Arts Council Book Awards; Eric Gregory, Somerset Maugham and Dylan Thomas Awards in Britain and a 1995 Lannan Literary Award in the USA. In 1993 she received the Forward Poetry Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award for her acclaimed fourth collection Mean Time. She has edited several anthologies, including some for children. Her recent collections, including The World’s Wife (1999), Feminine Gospels (2002) and Rapture (2005), are published by Picador, as are her third and fourth collections The Other Country (1990) and Mean Time (1993) which were originally published by Anvil. She was appointed Britain’s Poet Laureate in 2009.

    Awards won by Carol Ann Duffy Winner, 1993 Whitbread Prize (Poetry) (Mean Time) Winner, 1993 Forward Poetry Prize: Best Collection (Mean Time) Winner, 1993 Forward Poetry Prize (Mean Time) Winner, 1992 Whitbread Book Awards: Poetry Category (Mean Time) Short-listed, 1999 Forward Poetry Prize (The World's Wife) Short-listed, 1999 T S Eliot Prize (The World's Wife) Winner, 1993 Forward Poetry Prize (Mean Time) Winner, 1993 Whitbread Prize (Poetry) (Mean Time)
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