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Anne Carson

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Anne Carson is a Canadian poet who spent several years in Montreal as Director of Graduate Studies, Classics, at McGill University. Her first book published in Britain, Glass and God, was shortlisted for the 1998 Forward Prize; her second, Autobiography of Red, was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the T.S. Eliot Prize. She has been the recipient of the Lannan Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the MacArthur Fellowship, and was named a member of the Order of Canada in August, 2005. Her recent works include her translation of If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho, and Decreation, which combines poetry with opera libretto, oratorio, essays and more, both published by Knopf.

She has won a Guggenheim and a MacArthur Fellowship. Her most recent book, Red Doc>, is shortlisted for the Folio Prize (2014).

Books by Anne Carson

9780375707575 The Beauty of the Husband

Imagedb Glass, Irony, and God

9780375708428 Plainwater

Carson Short Talks

9780375701290 Autobiography of Red

Story Men in the Off Hours



June 21, 1950

Toronto, ON