Raymond Antrobus

Raymond Antrobus MBE FRSL, born in London to an English mother and Jamaican father, is the author of To Sweeten Bitter and The Perseverance. In 2019 he became the first ever poet to be awarded the Rathbones Folio Prize for best work of literature in any genre. Other accolades include the Ted Hughes award, PBS Winter Choice, the Guardian Poetry Book Of The Year 2018, as well as a shortlist for the Griffin Prize and Forward Prize. Antrobus’s poem ‘Jamaican British’ is on the GCSE English Literature syllabus in the UK, and his latest collection, All The Names Given, was shortlisted for the T.S.Eliot Prize and the Costa Award.