Fiona Sampson MBE has been published in more than thirty-five languages. She has sixteen books in translation, and has received the Zlaten Prsten (Macedonia), the Charles Angoff Award (US), the 2016 Slovo Podgrmec Prize and the Povelji za me?unarodnu saradnju Award (Bosnia) and the Aark Arts International Poetry Prize (India) and been shortlisted for the Evelyn Encelot Prize for European Women Poets. From 2005-2012 she was the Editor of Poetry Review; she is now Professor of Poetry at the University of Roehampton, where she is the Director of the Roehampton Poetry Centre and founder-editor of Poem. She is a Fellow and Council Member of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the English Association, the Higher Education Association and the Wordsworth Trust, and Patron of the Anglo-Russian Cultural Institute. Her publications include twenty-seven volumes of poetry, criticism and philosophy of language. She has received the Newdigate Prize, the Cholmondeley Award, a Hawthornden Fellowship, Kathleen Blundell and Oppenheimer-John Downes Awards from the Society of Authors, a number of Writer’s Awards from both the English and the Welsh Arts Councils, and various Poetry Book Society commendations, and she has been shortlisted twice for both the T.S. Eliot Prize and Forward Prizes. A prolific broadsheet and national radio critic, she has held a number of international writing fellowships, and serves regularly on international juries including in Canada, Bosnia, Ireland, Slovenia and the UK. Earlier, she pioneered writing in health care in the UK, and directed an international poetry festival in Wales for five years before becoming the first Director of the Stephen Spender Memorial Trust. She is a member of the Atheneum. Her Selected Poems have recently appeared in the US (Sheep Meadow, 2013) China (2014), Romania, Ukraine (both 2015) and Bosnia (2016). She recently completed a new biography of Mary Shelley (Profile, 2018) and her book about Limestone Country was published in May. Her study of musical form in poetry (Lyric Cousins, Edinburgh University Press), and her new collection The Catch (Penguin Random House) both appeared in 2016.