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Andrew McMillan is first poet to win £10,000 Guardian book award

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Andrew McMillan has become the first poet to win the £10,000 Guardian first book award with his debut collection, physical, it was announced on Wednesday. The Guardian’s books editor, Claire Armitstead, said that it was “only the second time a poet has even made the shortlist”. She added: “It’s a thrilling development for us as poetry so rarely breaks through in generalist prizes.” Born in 1988, McMillan is the son of poet Ian...

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