Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Jacob Polley wins £20k T S Eliot Prize
Jacob Polley has won the £20,000 T S Eliot Prize for poetry for his “firework of a book” Jackself (Picador).
Polley was announced as the winner at a ceremony in the Wallace Collection in London yesterday evening (16th January).
Ruth Padel chaired the judges on a panel with Julia Copus and Alan Gillis. She said: “All three judges were agonised by choosing between such brilliant books. But the winning collection, Jacob Polley’s Jackself, is a firework of a book; inventive, exciting and outstanding in its imaginative range and depth of feeling.”