Skirrid Hill


Skirrid Skirrid HillHill (Seren) was published in November 2005 and won a Society of Authors Somerset Maugham Award. Skirrid Hill has recently been made a set text on the WJEC and AQA A level syllabuses.

Sarah Crown of the Guardian applauds Owen Sheers’ second book, Skirrid Hill, a collection that evokes ruptured terrain in taut and coherent verse. Read the full review….

Praise for Skirrid Hill:

‘A gorgeously elegiac volume…beguiling and brilliant’ – Sarah Crown, The Guardian

‘A moving, striking, illuminating collection, vital and mysterious. Just as it should be.’ – Niall Griffiths

‘Owen Sheers is one of the most exciting new talents around.’ – Carol Ann Duffy

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