Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize


Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize

The Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize is a British literary prize established in 1963 in tribute to Geoffrey Faber, founder and first Chairman publisher Faber & Faber. It recognises a single volume of poetry or fiction by a Commonwealth author under 40, and is in alternating years awarded to poetry and fiction.

In its first year, the prize was awarded to Christopher Middleton for his poetry.

Previous winners

*1964 Christopher Middleton, George MacBeth
*1965 Frank Tuohy
*1966 Jon Silkin
*1967 William McIlvanney, John Noone
*1968 Seamus Heaney
*1969 Piers Paul Read
*1970 Geoffrey Hill
*1971 J G Farrell
*1972 Tony Harrison
*1973 David Storey
*1974 John Fuller
*1975 Richard Wright
*1976 Douglas Dunn
*1977 Carolyn Slaughter
*1978 David Harsent, Kit Wright
*1979 Timothy Mo
*1980 Hugo Williams, George Szirtes
*1981 J M Coetzee
*1982 Tom Paulin, Paul Muldoon
*1983 Graham Swift
*1984 James Fenton
*1985 Julian Barnes
*1986 David Scott
*1987 Guy Vanderhaeghe
*1988 Michael Hofmann
*1989 David Profumo
*1990 Michael Donaghy
*1991 Carol Birch
*1992 Paul Muldoon
*1993 Will Self
*1994 John Burnside
*1995 Livi Michael
*1996 Kathleen Jamie
*1997 Emily Perkins
*1998 Don Paterson
*1999 Gavin Kramer
*2000 Kathleen Jamie
*2001 Trezza Azzopardi
*2002 Greta Stoddart
*2003 Justin Hill
*2004 Glyn Maxwell
*2005 David Mitchell
*2006 Alice Oswald
*2007 Edward Docx


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