Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke

Born in Cardiff, Wales, Gillian Clarke is a poet, playwright, editor and translator (from Welsh). She is also president and co-founder of Ty Newydd, winner of both the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry and the Wilfred Owen Association Poetry award, as well as a Tutor on M.Phil. course in Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan. Her poetry is studied by GCSE and A Level students throughout Britain.


Our favourite books set in Wales

Our favourite books set in Wales

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! In honour of St David’s Day we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite books set in or inspired by Cymru.

Eight poems for Autumn

Eight poems for Autumn

A selection of our favourite poems about the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’.

Carol Ann Duffy's Shore To Shore Tour Live

Carol Ann Duffy's Shore To Shore Tour Live

Poetry readings from Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Jackie Kay and Imtiaz Dharker recorded live at Hope Park & Martyrs Church, St Andrews as part of the Shore to Shore poetry tour.

Picador goes to the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016

Picador goes to the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016

Edinburgh International Book Festival takes place from 11-29 August this year, and as always the line-up is packed with brilliant events featuring some of the finest authors, illustrators, poets and artists at work today. Here's our pick of Picador authors appearing in Edinburgh this year…

Euro 2016 - a reading list

Euro 2016 - a reading list

We’ve picked out a few of our favourite authors from the countries that have reached the semi-final of the UEFA European Championship, France, Germany, Portugal and Wales. 

On the road with Carol Ann Duffy

On the road with Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy and her merry band of poets are currently in the middle of their Shore To Shore tour of the UK. We went along to take a look behind the scenes.  

The Shore to Shore Poetry Competition

The Shore to Shore Poetry Competition

We are delighted to to be running a poetry competition celebrating poetry and community alongside Shore to Shore tour. We're looking for budding poets to share their poems on community with us.