Awards & Winners

Christopher Reid

Date of Birth 13-May-1949
Place of Birth Hong Kong
(China, Asia, Eurasia)
Nationality United Kingdom
Profession Cartoonist, Essayist, Writer, Poet
Christopher Reid, FRSL is a Hong Kong-born British poet, essayist, cartoonist, and writer. He has been nominated twice for the Whitbread Awards in 1996 and in 1997. A contemporary of Martin Amis, he was educated at Tonbridge School and Exeter College, Oxford. He is one of the exponents of Martian poetry which employs unusual metaphors to render everyday experiences and objects unfamiliar. He has worked as poetry editor at Faber and Faber and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Hull. In January 2010 he was awarded the 2009 Costa Book Award for A Scattering, written as a tribute to his late wife, the actress Lucinda Gane. The work won in the poetry category, and overall Best Book of the Year, becoming the first poet to take the overall prize since Seamus Heaney in 1999.

Awards by Christopher Reid

Check all the awards nominated and won by Christopher Reid.


Costa Poetry Award
Honored for : A scattering
Costa Book of the Year
Honored for : A scattering