(born 1955 - ) - Scone, Perthshire
Robin Robertson is an award-winning poet, hailing from Scone, in Perthshire, but now living and working in London.
Robertson has written three collections of critically acclaimed poetry: A Painted Field, (winner of the 1997 Forward Poetry Prize and the Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award), Slow Air (2002), and most recently Swithering (2006), which was shortlisted for the 2006 T.S. Eliot Prize, winner of the 2006 Forward Poetry Prize, and winner of the Scottish Arts Council Poetry Award.
As well as this illustrious catalogue of work, he has also compiled and edited Mortification: Writers’ Stories of their Public Shame (2004), which is a collection of seventy commissioned pieces by international authors.
Robertson has also received the E. M. Forster Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, an award given annually to Irish or British writer to fund a period of travel around the United States.
- Add to BasketA Painted Field - Paperback
Robin Robertson's first collection of poetry reveals him to be one of the most varied and exciting new writers to come out of Scotland.
- Add to BasketSlow Air - Paperback
Robin Robertson's new collection reveals the same talent we saw in his debut A Painted Field. His main subject is his own detached, fierce, Scottish eye: on landscape and sea, on love, sex and violence.
- Add to BasketSwithering - Paperback
With its descriptive precision, and occasionally moving and disarming directness, 'Swithering' is a collection of poetry from Robin Robertson.
- Add to BasketThe Wrecking Light - Hardback
Robin Robertson's fourth collection is, if anything, an even more moving, bleakly lyrical, and at times shocking book than 'Swithering', winner of the Forward Prize.