Carol Ann Duffy at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Carol Ann Duffy at Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, 5A Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR
    Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
    5A Charlotte Square Edinburgh, EH2 4DR UNITED KINGDOM
  • 16/08/2015 20:15 - 16/08/2015 21:15


Glasgow-born Carol Ann Duffy was the first woman to be appointed Britain's Poet Laureate. Since her appointment in 2009 the much-loved writer has generated a thrillingly high public profile for poetry. Accompanied by musician John Sampson, Duffy presents a selection of her Laureate poems and some other favourites, drawn from what Jeanette Winterson describes as her 'vast imaginative range'.

Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children's Verse, the Whitbread, Forward and T. S. Eliot Prizes, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in America. She was appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 2009. Her collections include Mean Time, Love Poems and The Bees, which won the Costa Poetry Award. Her writing for children includes Queen Munch and Queen Nibble, The Skipping-Rope Snake and The Tear Thief. She was made a DBE in the 2015 New Year Honours list.