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Sasha Dugdale

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  • Sasha Dugdale has published six collections with Carcanet. The Strongbox is her most recent book (May, 2024).

    Her fifth collection Deformations was shortlisted for the 2020 T. S. Eliot Prize and Derek Walcott Prize. Joy (2017) was a Poetry Book Society Choice and the title poem was awarded the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2016.

    Her recent translations for theatre include Bad Roads and The Grainstore by Ukrainian playwright Natalya Vorozhbit, for production by the Royal Court Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company.

    She has published numerous translations of Russian-language women’s writing. The most recent of these, Maria Stepanova’s novel In Memory of Memory (Fitzcarraldo, 2021), was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize, the Weidenfeld Prize, Warwick Prize for Women in Translation and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Dugdale won the MLA Lois Roth Award for this translation. A new collection by Maria Stepanova Holy Winter is forthcoming from Bloodaxe (UK) and New Directions (US) in 2023.

    She is former editor of Modern Poetry in Translation, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
    'Dugdale is the real thing.' 

    Tristram Fane Saunders, Telegraph  

    'Addictive writing, compelling and tender.'
    Malika Booker 
    Awards won by Sasha Dugdale Short-listed, 2021 The Derek Walcott Poetry Prize
    (Deformations)
    Short-listed, 2020 T.S. Eliot Prize (Deformations) Winner, 2017 The Poetry Book Society Winter Choice Award (Joy) Winner, 2017 SOA Cholmondeley Award Winner, 2016 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem (for 'Joy') Winner, 2003 Eric Gregory Award
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