Pia Tafdrup, one of Scandinavia's best-known poets, was born in Copenhagen in 1952. She is a member of the Danish Academy, and has published 17 collections of poetry, two novels, and two plays. Pia received the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 1999 and the Nordic Prize in 2006 from The Swedish Academy. Her most recent poetry collections translated into English are Queen's Gate (Bloodaxe, 2001), Tarkovsky's Horses & Other Poems (Bloodaxe, 2010) and Salamander Sun & Other Poems (Bloodaxe, 2015). Her latest books published in Denmark are entitled The Taste of Steel and The Smell of Snow.
Pia was the subject of a 2003 documentary film about her work, Thousandborn, directed by Cæcilia Holbek Trier, and she has read from her work in more than 40 countries. She represented Denmark at Poetry Parnassus, the festival of readings, performance and debate that took place during the London 2012 Festival.
Full schedule and ticket details
Wednesday 15 February, Pia Tafdrup reads with Peter Robinson
University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus, HumSS 127
from 6pm; free
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Thursday 16 February, Pia Tafdrup in conversation with Fiona Sampson
The Panelled Room, The Master’s House, Ledbury, HR8 1EA
7-9pm, £5 (on the door)
More details: http://www.poetry-festival.
Friday 17 February, Pia Tafdrup reads with Philip Gross
Large Senior Common Room, Oriel College, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4EW
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