Don Paterson’s poetry has won awards including the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Whitbread Poetry Prize, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award, and (twice) the TS Eliot Prize. Most recently, Rain won the 2009 Forward prize.
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the English Association< Don Paterson was awarded the OBE in 2008 and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2010. Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews, he has been Poetry Editor at Picador since 1996.
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