Michael Symmons Roberts


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Preston, Lancashire, England
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Michael was born in 1963 and spent his childhood in Lancashire, England before moving south with his family to Newbury in Berkshire in the early ‘70’s. He went to comprehensive school in Newbury, then to Oxford University to read Philosophy & Theology.

After graduating, he trained as a newspaper journalist before joining the BBC in Cardiff as a radio producer in 1989. He moved with the BBC to London, then to Manchester, initially in radio, then as a documentary filmmaker. His last job at the corporation was as Executive Producer and Head of Development for BBC Religion & Ethics, before he left the BBC to focus on writing.

His 4th book of poetry – Corpus – was the winner of the 2004 Whitbread Poetry Award, and was shortlisted for the T
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Average rating: 3.9 · 697 ratings · 118 reviews · 24 distinct works
Drysalter

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Deaths of the Poets

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Corpus

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Edgelands

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Mancunia

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The Half Healed

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Breath

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The Sleeper

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Patrick's Alphabet

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Raising Sparks

4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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