Douglas Dunn

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Associate Agent : Christian Ogunbanjo

Books

In a distinguished poetic career, Douglas Dunn has won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Hawthornden Prize and the Whitbread Book of the Year. New Selected Poems 1964-2000 draws substantially upon the entire range of Dunn's poetry, from Terry Street (l969) to The Year's Afternoon (2000). He was born in 1942 and grew up in Inchinnan in Renfrewshire. He worked as a librarian in Britain and the United States until 1971, when he became a full-time writer. He has published ten collections of poetry, and has edited The Faber Book of Twentieth-Century Scottish Poetry. In 1991 he was appointed Professor in the School of English at the University of St. Andrews.

Poetry

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THE POETRY OF SCOTLAND (EDITOR)

1979

Batsford

BARBARIANS

1979

FABER

WHAT IS TO BE GIVEN: POEMS OF DELAMORE SCHWARTZ (EDITOR)

1976

Carcanet

NEW POETRY: THE PEN ANTHOLOGY (EDITOR)

1973

Faber

TERRY STREET

1968

Faber

NEW SELECTED POEMS 1964 - 2000

2003

Faber

DANTE'S DRUM KIT

1993

Faber

SELECTED POEMS

1986

Faber

NORTHLIGHT

1988

Faber

THE FABER BOOK OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCOTTISH POETRY (EDITOR)

1992

Faber

ELEGIES

1985

Faber

A RUMOURED CITY: NEW POETS FROM HULL (EDITOR)

1982

Bloodaxe

THE DONKEY'S EARS

2000

Faber

THE YEAR'S AFTERNOON

2000

Faber

ST KILDA'S PARLIAMENT

1981

FABER

Other

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ESSAYS

2003

Faber

THE HAPPIER LIFE

1972

Faber

A CHOICE OF BYRON'S VERSE (EDITOR)

1974

Faber

LOVE OR NOTHING

1974

Faber

TWO DECADES OF IRISH WRITING (EDITOR)

1975

Carcanet

Fiction

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EUROPA'S LOVER

1982

Bloodaxe

THE OXFORD BOOK OF SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES (EDITOR)

1995

Oxford University Press

Short stories.

SECRET VILLAGES

1985

Faber

BOYFRIENDS AND GIRLFRIENDS

1995

Faber

Short stories.

Non-Fiction

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TO BUILD A BRIDGE

1982

Lincolnshire & Humberside Arts

A LINE IN THE WATER BY NORMAN ACKROYD & DOUGLAS DUNN

2009

Royal Academy of Arts

This beautifully produced collaboration between Norman Ackroyd one of Britain's foremost landscape artists, and the award-winning poet Douglas Dunn takes the reader on a journey around some of the wilder coastal regions in Britain.

GOING TO ABERLEMNO

1987

Book Trust Scotland

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: DOUGLAS DUNN ON PHILIP LARKIN

1987

Edinburgh University Press

ANDROMACHE/RACINE (TRANSLATOR)

1990

Faber

THE POLL TAX: THE FISCAL FAKE (Counterblasts' Series)

1990

Chatto

SCOTLAND: AN ANTHOLOGY (EDITOR)

1991

HarperCollins

AUSTRALIAN DREAM-ESSAY

1993

Carniverous Arpeggio Press

GARDEN HINTS

1993

Carniverous Arpeggio Press

PRIZES AND AWARDS

1968 Eric GregoryAward

1970 Scottish Arts Council Book Award - TERRY STREET

1972 Somerset Maugham Award - TERRY STREET   

1975 Scottish Arts Council Book Award - LOVE OR NITHING

1981 Hawthornden Prize - ST. KILDA'S PARLIAMENT

1985 Whitbread Book of the Year - ELEGIES

1989 Cholmondeley Award

2003 OBE