Frances Leviston was born in Edinburgh in 1982 and later moved to Sheffield. She read English at St Hilda's College, Oxford, and has an MA in Writing from Sheffield Hallam University. A pamphlet of her work, Lighter, was published in 2004 by Mews Press, and became the PBS Bulletin's Pamphlet Choice for Spring 2005. Her poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies including New Writing 14, Poetry Review, Poetry London, Ten Hallam Poets and the TLS. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2006.
Picador are delighted to have two books, Frances Leviston’s Disinformation and Sunjeev Sahota’s The Year of the Runaways, on the shortlist for the 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize.
by Frances LevistonIn the poky attic
bedroom a bit-broken
made of blonde toothpicks
and crêpe paper
printed with bamboo
stands proud of a shut
Poetry editor Sarah Blake picks out some Picador poems with a watery theme
About the Mountain - one year ago
She knelt in the middle of the slope. A centimetre of snow, still falling, lay on top of the hard-pack like a handful of feathers on a rock. It had been pretty at first, but now the wind was picking up… I’ve written a new short story for BBC Radio 4, called “About [...]
Berlin Reading - one year ago
I’m delighted to be reading at Humboldt University in Berlin on Tuesday 14th June 2016. The event is co-organised by the Centre for British Studies and Literary Field Kaleidoscope, and is open to everyone. It begins at 5pm at the Centre for British Studies, Mohrenstrasse 60, 10117 Berlin. Visit this page for more information. [...]
Worthing/Wordthing - one year ago
Very happy to be reading with the brilliant Sasha Dugdale this Sunday 5th June in Worthing, Sussex, for a Wordthing event at the World of Words Festival. The reading takes place at the Ardington Hotel at 6pm. Tickets here.
Dylan Thomas Prize II - one year ago
Having been long-listed for the International Dylan Thomas Prize back in January, Disinformation has now made it on to the final shortlist of six books, alongside wonderful work by Claire-Louise Bennett, Sunjeev Sahota and others. I’m delighted. There will be a showcase reading in London on 12th May (more on that soon), and the winner [...]
Mountains to Sea - one year ago
Looking forward very much to reading with Colette Bryce at the dlr Mountains to Sea Book Festival in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, on Saturday 12 March. The reading begins at 4.30pm at the dlr Lexicon. I’ll also be teaching a workshop on the Sunday morning at 10.30am. More information can be found on the festival [...]
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