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Michael Longley: A poetry reading

Michael Longley poet

Thursday 12 October 2017, 6.15PM

Speaker: Michael Longley, poet and author

Writers at York

Michael Longley is one of the foremost Irish and British poets of our times. This October he will be receiving the prestigious PEN Pinter Prize.

The PEN Pinter Prize was established in 2009 by the worldwide writers’ association and freedom of expression charity English PEN in memory of Nobel-laureate playwright Harold Pinter. The Prize is awarded annually to a writer from Britain, the Republic of Ireland or the Commonwealth who, in the words of Harold Pinter’s Nobel Literature Prize speech, casts an ‘unflinching, unswerving gaze upon the world’ and shows a ‘fierce intellectual determination…to define the real truth of our lives and our societies.’

Michael Longley will be coming to York immediately after his PEN Pinter lecture in London to read to us at York. He will be reading from his new book, Angel Hill which has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize.

Location: Bowland auditorium, Berrick Saul building

Admission: is free of charge and open to all. No booking required.