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Lavinia Greenlaw
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Lavinia Greenlaw

Lavinia Greenlaw was born in London. She studied seventeenth-century art at the Courtauld Institute, and was the first artist in residence at the Science Museum. Her awards include a NESTA fellowship, the Ted Hughes Award for her immersive soundwork, Audio Obscura, and a Wellcome Engagement Fellowship. She has published six collections of poetry with Faber, including Minsk (2003), which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot, Forward and Whitbread Poetry prizes, A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde (2014) which was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award, and The Built Moment (2019). Her novels include In the City of Love’s Sleep (2018), and her non-fiction includes The Importance of Music to Girls (2007), Some Answers Without Questions (2021) and, forthcoming, The Vast Extent: On Seeing and Not Seeing Further (2024). Selected Poems will be published in January 2024. She currently holds the Chair in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Books by Lavinia Greenlaw