Fiona Sampson has received the Newdigate Prize, a Cholmondeley Award, Writer’s Awards from the Arts Councils of England and of Wales and Society of Authors, various Poetry Book Society commendations, and international prizes in Macedonia, Bosnia, India and the US. She has twice been shortlisted for both the TS Eliot Prize and Forward Prizes.  Published in 37 languages, she is Professor of Poetry at the University of RoehamptonThis spring she published The Catch (Penguin) and this autumn, Lyric Cousins: Musical Form in Poetry. She is working on a biography of Mary Shelley and a book about Limestone Country.