Kate Clanchy was born and grew up in Scotland but now lives in Oxford. Her poetry collections Slattern, Samarkand and Newborn have brought her many literary awards and an unusually wide audience. She is the author of the much acclaimed Antigona and Me, and was the 2009 winner of the BBC Short Story Award. She has also written extensively for Radio 4.
In honour of St Andrew's Day on the 30th November, the patron saint of Scotland, we've picked out some of our favourite Scottish books.
A few of our favourite books exploring the experiences of immigrants.
Our pick of the most beautiful, moving and original verses ever written about love and marriage, from the romantic to the unusual and the traditional to the contemporary, there's something for every couple.
Seven brilliant stories from some of the best collections of the year for you to read right now.
A poem about longing from Kate Clanchy's Selected Poems.
Love to read but short on time? There’s no excuse to not squeeze one of these stories from some of Picador's most exciting writers into your busy schedule.
The state of the short story has been much-debated recently. The form is having a come back, say some; short story writers still feel in the shadow of novelists, say others; aren't novels just long stories anyway, so why do we pit them against each other? say others again. The debate is as al...
The new design style for Picador’s collected and selected poetry books began with the hardback edition of Sean O’Brien’s Collected Poems, where I was trying to create something simple yet striking, collectable, and most importantly true to the poetry.
This week's Friday poem is the quiet and tender 'Driving to the Hospital' by Kate Clanchy.
We've picked out some of our favourite paperbacks for this summer. Whether you're a history buff, an American literature fan or a love story obsessive, there's something for you.
Kate Clanchy's Meeting the English shortlisted for the Costa First Novel; Robin Robertson's Hill of Doors and Clive James's translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy on the Costa Poetry shortlist.
Kate Clanchy was born and grew up in Scotland but now lives in England. She is a popular poet: her collections, Slattern, Samark and and Newborn have brought her many literary awards and an unusually wide audience. She has also written extensively for Radio 4 and reviews ...
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