Robin Robertson was brought up on the north-east coast of Scotland and now lives in London. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he has published five collections of poetry and has received a number of honours, including the Petrarca-Preis, the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and all three Forward Prizes. His selected poems, Sailing the Forest, was published in 2014.
The Long Take – published by Picador, Knopf and Anansi, and forthcoming from Guanda, Hanser Verlag, Querido, and Editions L’Olivier – is currently on the shortlist for the 2019 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. It won the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize for Fiction and the Roehampton Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
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