Eric Gregory Award winners

Eric Gregory Award winners 2019

We’re delighted to hear that Poetry Society Members Mary Jean Chan and Seán Hewitt have joined former Foyle Young Poet winner Phoebe Stuckes, plus James Conor Patterson, Sophie Collins and Dominic Leonard as winners of this year’s Eric Gregory Awards, for poets under the age of 30. Each poet is awarded £4,725.

The full list:

Mary Jean Chan for A Hurry Of English
Sophie Collins for Who Is Mary Sue?
Seán Hewitt for Lantern
Dominic Leonard for This Mysterious
James Conor Patterson for Bandit Country
Phoebe Stuckes for Platinum Blonde

The Society of Authors’ Awards is a unique evening of celebration with each award chosen by authors for authors and judged by celebrated authors, writers and poets; many former winners themselves. Supporting and empowering writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry and giving them time and resources to enable creativity is a key part of the Society of Authors’ ethos and each award is uniquely gifted by patrons – often writers giving back to an industry they love. 

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18 June 2019