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  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448114887
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 64

Swimming In The Flood


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The latest collection by one of Britain's finest, and most successful, young poets

A breakthrough book of poetry by one of the most exciting young poets in Britain. Dealing with issues of childhood, betrayal and domestic and sexual violence, SWIMMING IN THE FLOOD is Burnside's darkest and most powerful collection yet.

  • Pub date: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448114887
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 64

About the Author

John Burnside

John Burnside is amongst the most acclaimed writers of his generation. His novels, short stories, poetry and memoirs have won numerous awards, including the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Whitbread Poetry Award, the Encore Award and the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year. In 2011 he became only the second person to win both the Forward and T. S. Eliot Prizes for poetry for the same book, Black Cat Bone. In 2015 he was a judge for the Man Booker Prize. He is a Professor in the School of English at St Andrews University.

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