Fiona Sampson

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Professor Fiona Sampson MBE FRSL is a leading British poet published in 38 languages. Come Down (2020) was awarded the Naim Frashëri Laureateship, the European Lyric Atlas Prize and Wales Poetry Book of the Year. A biographer and critic, librettist and literary translator, her In Search of Mary Shelley was internationally acclaimed, and Two-Way Mirror: The life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (2021) was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and Washington Post Book of the Year, a Sunday Times Paperback of the Year, and finalist for the Plutarch Prize and the PEN Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography. Fiona has worked on the Isle of Wight. Climbing Tennyson Down is one of ten walks through the British countryside included in Sampson’s latest book, Starlight Wood.

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