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Raymond Antrobus

Raymond Antrobus was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2020.

Raymond Antrobus was born in London, Hackney, to an English mother and Jamaican father, he is the author of To Sweeten Bitter and The Perseverance. In 2019 he became the first ever poet to be awarded the Rathbone Folio Prize for best work of literature in any genre.

He is the recipient of Fellowships from Cave Canem, The Complete Works 3 and Jerwood Compton. He is also one of the world’s first recipients of an MA in Spoken Word education from Goldsmiths University.

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