Liz Berry, Society of Authors Annual Awards at Army and Navy Club Pall Mall St James London SW1

Liz Berry was born in the Black Country and now lives in Birmingham. Her pamphlet The Patron Saint of Schoolgirls was published by Tall Lighthouse in 2010.  Liz’s debut collection, Black Country (Chatto & Windus, 2014), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. Black Country was chosen as a book of the year by The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Mail, The Big Issue and The Morning Star. Liz’s poems have been broadcast on BBC Radio, television and recorded for the Poetry Archive. She has been a judge for major prizes including The Forward Prizes for Poetry Poetry London and Foyle Young Poets. Liz works as a tutor for The Arvon Foundation, Writer’s Centre Norwich and Writing West Midlands.


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