Wed, 18/07/2012 - 08:11
Faber has secured the rights to a second book from poet Simon Armitage after the success of his travelogue, Walking Home.
Walking Away will chart the writer’s trek along the Greater Ridgeway from the south coast to the Wash, and is set to be published in spring 2015. Publishing director Lee Brackstone acquired...
Wed, 18/04/2012 - 15:12
Simon Armitage CBE begins the interview with an interesting admission: “You can’t write poems every day. You can’t always live at that pitch.” Armitage is one of our most in-demand and widely studied poets, whom Poetry Review has described as “the front man of his generation”.
Thu, 25/08/2011 - 14:38
The "literary nightclub" BookSlam is to venture into publishing, releasing an anthology of new material inspired by music from the likes of Irvine Welsh, William Boyd and Simon Armitage.
One for the Trouble—The BookSlam Annual will be published in late November. BookSlam said the title will feature a mix of...
Wed, 01/06/2011 - 09:06
The Southbank Centre has opened nominations for "the largest poetry festival ever staged in the UK", the Poetry Parnassus, which will form part of next year's Cultural Olympiad.
The festival will see 205 poets, one from each Olympic nation, coming to the Southbank Centre and then on a tour of the UK from 26th June to 2nd...
Thu, 14/10/2010 - 07:43
Simon Armitage has won the Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize, for his poem, 'The Present', which was inspired by a fruitless search for icicles in the winter of 2008/09.
The prize aims to honour the Romantic poets, and Faber-published Armitage said: "I’m not sure it’s possible to be a Romantic poet any more, but more...
Wed, 15/10/2008 - 14:27
Faber has secured UK and Commonwealth rights to the next two publications by poet and playwright Simon Armitage, including a work of non-fiction. Both books, which were acquired by different departments of the publisher, are to be launched in 2011.
The as-yet untitled non-fiction will take the form of a "part guide, part travelogue...