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Paul Farley

Paul Farley was born in Liverpool in 1965 and studied at the Chelsea School of Art. He has published three books with Picador: The Boy from the Chemist is Here to See You (which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Award and a Forward Prize in 1998); The Ice Age (winner of the 2002 Whitbread Poetry Prize, and a Poetry Book Society Choice); and Tramp in Flames, which was short-listed for the international Griffin Poetry Prize. He has also written a book on Terence Davies's Distant Voices, Still Lives (British Film Institute, 2006) and in 2007 edited a selection of John Clare for Faber's Poet-to-Poet series. As a broadcaster he has made many arts and documentary programmes for radio and television, and has written four radio dramas. He also works as a teacher, and lives in north Lancashire.