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Writers at Warwick - Paul Farley

Paul Farley was born in Liverpool and studied at the Chelsea School of Art. His first collection, The Boy from the Chemist is here to see you (Picador, 1998) won a Forward Prize and the Somerset Maughan Award; it was also shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize.

The following year he was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. From 2000 to 2002 he was writer-in-residence at The Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere. His latest collection, The Ice Age, was a Poetry Book Society Choice for the summer of 2002, and won the Whitbread Prize for poetry this year. It was also shortlisted for the TS Eliot prize.