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Biography

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.

Bibliography

The Lost City
Mortimer of the Maghreb
Sandstorm
Darien Dogs
In Dr No's Garden
Savage Pilgrims: On the Road to Santa Fe
Travels with my Trombone: A Caribbean Journey
Sons of the Moon: Travels Among the South American Indians

Awards

2006
Authors' Club First Novel Award
2003
Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize
2002
Forward Poetry Prize (Best First Collection)
2001
Forward Poetry Prize (Best Single Poem)
2000
Arts Council Writers' Award
2000
Arvon Foundation International Poetry Competition