Henry Shukman is a poet, travel writer and fiction writer who lives in New Mexico.
His novel, Sandstorm (2005)won the 2006 Authors' Club Firt Novel Award and is extended from his short story 'Mortimer of the Maghreb'. He is also a travel writer, being the author of Sons of the Moon: Travels Among the South American Indians (1990); Travels with my Trombone: A Caribbean Journey (1992), based on his year working as a musician in the Caribbean; and Savage Pilgrims: On the Road to Santa Fe (1996), a memoir of New Mexico.
He also writes poetry and his first poetry collection, In Dr No's Garden (2002) won the 2003 Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize and was shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize (Best First Collection).
He has previously worked as a trawlerman and trombonist, been Poet in Residence at The Wordsworth Trust, and writes reviews for the New York Times Book Review and the Times Literary Supplement.
Henry Shukman lives in New Mexico, where he teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts.