Simon Armitage is regarded as Britains most famous and respected
He is featured on the current English Language/Literature GCSE
syllabus and is known to every teenager in the UK.
He has received numerous awards for his poetry including the Sunday
Times Young Author of the Year, one of the first Forward Prizes
and a Lannan Award.
His anthology, Kid, has sold in excess of 90,000 copies.
Simon Armitage has written for over a dozen television films, and
with director Brian Hill pioneered the docu-musical format, which
has led to such cult films as Drinking for England and Song Birds.
He has served as a judge for the Forward Prize, the T.S. Eliot
Prize, the Whitbread Prize, the Griffin Prize, and in 2006 was a
judge for the Man Booker Prize.
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