Caroline Bird's 'The Air Year' wins £10,000 Forward prize for best collection at online ceremony

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Caroline Bird has won the £10,000 Forward prize for best collection with The Air Year, it was announced on Sunday at a special online ceremony. After receiving the award, she thanked her Carcanet publisher Michael Schmidt, “for sending that letter when I was 14, and supporting me ever since”. Bird, who was born in 1986 in Leeds, intended the title of her collection to refer to the first year of a relationship, “the anniversary...

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