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Henry Shukman


Henry Shukman wrote a travel book Sons of the Moon (Flamingo) at the age of nineteen, followed by Travels with my Trombone (HarperCollins), based on a year working as a musician in the Caribbean, and Savage Pilgrims (HarperCollins), a memoir about New Mexico, where he lived and taught for several years. His poetry has won the Daily Telegraph Arvon Prize, a Times Literary Supplement prize, the Tabla and Peterloo prizes, as well as Writers Awards from the Arts Council of England and Southern Arts. He has also been shortlisted for the Forward Prize. Henry Shukman’s poems have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, Daily Telegraph and The Iowa Review, and his short stories in O. Henry Prize Stories, the Missouri, Hudson and New England Reviews. He has worked as a trombonist and a trawlerman, and reviews for the New York Times Book Review and Times Literary Supplement.

Henry Shukman


Oxford Brookes University 2002/03
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