MSt tutor George Szirtes awarded honorary doctorate by the University of East Anglia


(image from George Szirtes’ blog)

MSt tutor George Szirtes has been awarded honorary doctorate by the University of East Anglia. The press release announces:

“George Szirtes lives in Wymondham and is a poet and translator and retired UEA reader: Born in Budapest, he came to England as a refugee in 1956 aged eight. His first book, “The Slant Door”, was published in 1979 and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Other accolades include the 2004 TS Eliot Prize for his collection “Reel”, the Bess Hokin Prize for poetry in 2008, the US Best Translated Book Award in 2014 and he shared the Man Booker International Translators prize in 2015.”

You can read George’s acceptance speech on his blog.