Jacob Polley was born and grew up in Cumbria. He’s published four books of poems, winning the 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry for his fourth, Jackself, which was described by the judges as ‘a firework of a book; inventive, exciting and outstanding in its imaginative range and depth of feeling.’ He has also been awarded the 2013 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for The Havocs, and the Somerset Maugham Award for his first novel, Talk of the Town (2009).
Copies of the book will be available to buy from Scarborough bookseller Wardle & Jones.
This event is part of the Ryedale Book Festival at Scampston Hall event, sponsored by VetWay.
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