Kate Tempest at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Still in her twenties, ferociously-talented Kate Tempest has been shortlisted for the Mercury Prize, won the Ted Hughes Prize for innovation in poetry and secured a novel contract with Bloomsbury. In this event Tempest discusses her full-length poetry collection, Hold Your Own, with acclaimed Scottish poet Don Paterson. As Tempest's poetry editor, Paterson is well placed to ask her about the collection one critic called 'a game changer'.

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    Baillie Gifford Main Theatre

    5A Charlotte Square


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  • Event Start Date

    18/08/2015 12:00 AM

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    18/08/2015 12:00 AM

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About Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest was born in London in 1985. Her work includes the plays Wasted, Glasshouse and Hopelessly Devoted; the poetry collections Everything Speaks in its Own Way and Hold Your Own; the albums Everybody Down, Balance and Let Them Eat Chaos; the long poems Brand New Ancients and Let Them Eat Chaos; and her debut novel, The Bricks that Built the Houses. " " " " She was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize for her debut album, Everybody Down, and received the Ted Hughes Award and a Herald Angel Award for Brand New Ancients. Kate was also named a Next Generation poet in 2014.