Reading by Pascale Petit

  • Date:
  • Time: 18:30
  • Location: School of English Alumni Room
  • Photograph: Brian Fraser
  • Admission Free: Open to the public

Pascale Petit was born in Paris, grew up in France and Wales and lives in Cornwall. She is of French/Welsh/Indian heritage. Her seventh poetry collection Mama Amazonica, published by Bloodaxe in 2017. It won the 2018 RSL Ondaatje Prize, was shortlisted for the Roehampton Poetry Prize, and was a Poetry Book Society Choice. Petit’s sixth collection, Fauverie (Seren, 2014), was her fourth to be shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and a portfolio of poems from this book won the 2013 Manchester Poetry Prize. She is a recipient of the inaugural RSL Literature Matters award and in 2018 became an RSL Fellow. In 2015 she received a Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors and was the chair of the judges for the T. S. Eliot Prize. Her books have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Serbian and French. She is widely travelled in the Peruvian and Venezuelan Amazon, China, Kazakhstan, Nepal, and Mexico.

All welcome. Admission Free.