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- DescriptionSelima Hill is one of Britain's leading poets, the winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award (the forerunner of the Costa). People Who Like Meatballs is her 14th book of poetry - her 11th from Bloodaxe.
- Author BiographySelima Hill grew up in a family of painters in farms in England and Wales, and has lived in Dorset for the past 25 years. She received a Cholmondeley Award in 1986, and was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Exeter University in 2003-06. She won first prize in the Arvon International Poetry Competition with part of The Accumulation of Small Acts of Kindness (1989), one of several extended sequences in Gloria: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2008), which also includes work from Saying Hello at the Station (1984), My Darling Camel (1988), A Little Book of Meat (1993), Aeroplanes of the World (1994), Violet (1997), Bunny (2001), Portrait of My Lover as a Horse (2002), Lou-Lou (2004) and Red Roses (2006). Violet was a Poetry Book Society Choice and was shortlisted for all three of the UK's major poetry prizes, the Forward Prize, T.S. Eliot Prize and Whitbread Poetry Award. Bunny won the Whitbread Poetry Award, was a Poetry Book Society Choice and was also shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Lou-Lou and The Hat were Poetry Book Society Recommendations. Her most recent collections from Bloodaxe are The Hat (2008), Fruitcake (2009) and People Who Like Meatballs (2012).
- PrizesShortlisted for Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection 2012 and Costa Poetry Award 2012.
- Author(s)Selima Hill
- PublisherBloodaxe Books Ltd
- Date of Publication27/09/2012
- GenrePoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationTyne and Wear
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloodaxe Books Ltd
- Weight249 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine11 mm
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