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Melanie Challenger

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Melanie Challengers first collection of poems, Galatea (Salt Publishing: 2006), received the Society of Authors Eric Gregory Award and nomination for the Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection. She is Creative Fellow at the Centre for the Evolution of Cultural Diversity at University College London, and Associate Artist at Cambridge Universitys Institute of Astronomy. She lives in the Scottish highlands.


 

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Melanie Challenger’s first collection of poems, Galatea (Salt Publishing: 2006), received the Society of Authors’ Eric Gregory Award and nomination for the Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection. She is Creative Fellow at the Centre for the Evolution of Cultural Diversity at University College London, for which she is completing a full-length work of non-fiction, Extinction (Granta: forthcoming), and Associate Artist at Cambridge University’s Institute of Astronomy, where she is investigating the language of modern astronomical systems. Prior to this, she was Arts Council International Fellow for the British Antarctic Survey from 2007-8. She co-authored Stolen Voices (Viking Penguin: 2006) with Bosnian writer Zlata Filipovic, translated into thirteen languages worldwide and adapted by Amnesty USA for their curriculum guide on human rights. In 2005, she adapted the diaries of Anne Frank for an oratorio for the composer James Whitbourn, which premiered in Westminster Palace on the sixtieth anniversary of the Holocaust. She is currently working a poetic history of the English language, entitled The Vulgar Tongue, with illustrations by Andrzej Klimowski. She lives in the Scottish highlands.


 

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  • Galatea, ISBN 1844712907, (2006) Paperback / softback

 

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