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Kathryn Simmonds’ poetry collection Sunday at the Skin Launderette won the Forward Prize for best first collection in 2008 and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.

Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The London Magazine and The Barcelona Review, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her second poetry collection is The Visitations (2013) and she was the first poet-in-residence at The Charles Causley Trust in 2013/14. Her first novel Love and Fallout was a winner in the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize and is published by Seren. She lives with her family in north Cornwall.

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Sunday at the Skin Launderette by Kathryn Simmonds
Sunday at the Skin Launderette
Kathryn Simmonds
Winner of the Forward Prize for best first collection, 2008 Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2008.Costa Book Awards 2008 Judges' comment: "This first collection is witty, humane, confident, full of everyday...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/02/2008

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