John Burnside’s recent books include the poetry collection All One Breath, the book of stories, Something Like Happy - the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year - the novel, A Summer of Drowning - shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Prize - and Black Cat Bone, which won both the 2011 Forward Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. He is a Professor of English at St Andrews.

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