Arlen House is delighted to announce that Tom Duddy’s recently published debut poetry collection, The Hiding Place, has been shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry. The Prize is awarded annually to the writer of the best first collection published in the UK or Ireland in the preceding year.
Tom Duddy is the only Irish author to make the shortlist this year. The Hiding Place has also recently been shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Award in the UK.
The shortlist for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry:
Tom Duddy, The Hiding Place (Arlen House)
Valerie Duff, To the New World (Salmon Poetry)
Anna Robinson, The Finders of London (Enitharmon Press)
Victor Tapner, Flatlands (Salt Publishing)
Katherine Towers, The Floating Man (Picador)
The winner will be announced on 25 November 2011 at a presentation with John Montague. The Chair of the judges is Professor Harry Clifton, Ireland Chair of Poetry.
The Hiding Place can be purchased from www.Kennys.ie (post-free worldwide), syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu and amazon.com