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Sinéad Morrissey wins T S Eliot Prize | 14-Jan-14

The Poetry Book Society has announced that Sinéad Morrissey is the winner of the 2013 T S Eliot Prize for her collection Parallax, published by Carcanet.

Ths is the fourth time Sinéad Morrissey has been shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize, having previously been shortlisted in 2002, 2005 and 2009. You can hear her prize reading here.

Chair Ian Duhig said:
"In a year of brilliantly themed collections, the judges were unanimous in choosing Sinéad Morrissey's Parallax as the winner. Politically, historically and personally ambitious, expressed in beautifully turned language, her book is as many-angled and any-angled as its title suggests."

Ian Duhig formally announced the winner at the T S Eliot Prize Award Ceremony in the Courtyard of the Wallace Collection on Monday 13th January. The winner was presented with a cheque for £15,000 and each shortlisted poet received a cheque for £1,000. The award ceremony was preceded by the T S Eliot Prize Readings on Sunday 12th January, held in the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, where Morrissey gave a mesmerising reading of her long poem "A Matter of Life and Death".

Read more about Sinéad Morrissey's win here:

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