Artist in Residence: Daljit Nagra


Daljit Nagra

As part of the Beyond the Linear Narratives project, funded by the AHRC, the Pinter Centre for Performance and Creative Writing is delighted to introduce Daljit Nagra as one of our two artists in residence for the final year of the project. Daljit will be working closely with the centre on our research and performance activities over the coming months. The culmination of his work as artist in residence will be presented at our final conference in November 2011

Daljit Nagra comes from a Punjabi background. He was born and raised in London then Sheffield. He has won several prestigious prizes for his poetry. In 2004, he won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem with Look We Have Coming to Dover! This was also the title of his first collection which was published by Faber & Faber in 2007. This won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and The South Bank Show Decibel Award.

Daljit is on the Board of the Poetry Book Society. He has judged the Samuel Johnson Award 2008, The Guardian First Book Prize 2008, The Foyles Young Poets Competition 2008, The National Poetry Competition 2009. He has also hosted the TS Eliot Poetry Readings 2009. He is a regular contributor to programmes on radio.