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NPF 2023: Zaffar Kunial & Fiona Benson (Digital)

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We are thrilled to have these two T.S. Eliot-shortlisted poets as our opening readers.

Zaffar Kunial lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, and was born in Birmingham. His debut collection, Us, was shortlisted for a number of prizes. He was a 2022 recipient of the Yale University Windham-Campbell Prize. England’s Green is his second book and was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize.

Fiona Benson’s collections are Bright Travellers, Vertigo & Ghost, and Ephemeron, all of which were shortlisted for the T S Eliot prizeHer books have received many awards, including the Forward Prize, the Seamus Heaney Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize.