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posted May 10, 2016

SELECTED POEMS PUBLISHED

A new SELECTED POEMS has been published by Cape, drawing on poems from Michael’s six previous collections from Soft Keys (1993) to Drysalter (2013). The book has been awarded a Special Commendation by the Poetry Book Society.

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posted January 18, 2015

RADIO PLAY SHORTLISTED FOR BBC AUDIO DRAMA AWARDS

Michael’s Radio 4 verse drama ‘Men Who Sleep in Cars’, set in Manchester on the night before England’s first game at the last World Cup, has been shortlisted in two categories – Best Play of the Year, and Best Script of the Year – in the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015.

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posted January 8, 2014

DRYSALTER WINS COSTA PRIZE

Michael’s latest poetry collection – Drysalter, published by Cape in April 2013 – has won the Poetry Prize at the Costa Book Awards link

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posted November 29, 2013

DRYSALTER SHORTLISTED FOR COSTA PRIZE

Michael’s latest poetry collection – Drysalter – published by Cape in April 2013, has been shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Prize.

http://costa.co.uk/media/114188/2013-CBA-Shortlists.pdf

Drysalter won the Forward Poetry Prize in October 2013, and is currently shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.

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posted October 10, 2013

DRYSALTER WINS FORWARD PRIZE

Drysalter – MSR’s sixth collection – has won the £10,000 Forward Prize 2013 for best collection at a ceremony held at the South Bank Centre’s Purcell Room in London. BBC STORY

 

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posted July 9, 2013

DRYSALTER SHORTLISTED FOR FORWARD PRIZE

Michael’s sixth collection of poetry, Drysalter, published in April by Cape, has been shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize for Best Poetry Collection. The winner will be announced at a public reading and prize event at the South Bank Centre in London on October 1st. The Guardian’s report on the shortlist is linked below:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jul/08/forward-poetry-prize-shortlists-2013

 

 

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posted April 24, 2013

DRYSALTER REVIEWED IN THE OBSERVER

Michael’s latest poetry collection – Drysalter – was reviewed in the Observer by Kate Kellaway. link here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/apr/22/drysalter-michael-symmons-roberts-review

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posted February 15, 2013

DRYSALTER IS MADE PBS CHOICE, AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE TS ELIOT PRIZE

Michael’s 6th poetry collection – ‘Drysalter’ – to be published by Cape in April 2013, has been made the Poetry Book Society’s Summer Choice, and shortlisted for the 2013 TS Eliot Prize for poetry.

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posted February 15, 2013

CLEMENCY RECEIVES US PREMIERE

James MacMillan’s opera Clemency – with libretto by Michael – was co-commissioned by Boston Lyric Opera, Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera and the Britten Sinfonia. It was performed at the Royal Opera House in 2011, and at the Edinburgh Festival in 2012. It was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2012.

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posted May 22, 2012

EDGELANDS WINS FOYLES BEST BOOK OF IDEAS AWARD 2012

‘Edgelands’, by Michael and fellow-poet Paul Farley, has won the Foyles Best Book of Ideas Award 2012, from a very strong shortlist with authors including Stephen Pinker, Edward Glaeser and Simon Baron-Cohen.

http://www.foyles.co.uk/Public/Biblio/PrizeDetails.aspx?prizeId=1031

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