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George Szirtes

Poet and Royal Society of Literature Fellow.

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Occupation Poet

Poet, Royal Society of Literature Fellow and Goldsmiths alumnus George Szirtes came to England as a refugee when he was eight years old. His poems have been published since the 1970s, with his first book winning the Faber Memorial Prize in 1980. Since then he has written many poetry collections, winning awards including the T S Eliot Prize (2005). He also works extensively as a translator, and has received accolades for his translations too, including the 2013 Best Translated Book Award.