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A collection of poems by creative writing lecturer Kathleen Jamie has won Scotland’s ‘most valuable literary prize’.
Jamie’s highly praised collection ‘The Tree House’ was chosen as this year’s winner of the £1,000 Scottish Book of the Year prize, run by the Scottish Arts Council.
The collection of 35 poems has already won the prestigious £10,000 Forward Prize and Jamie is the first poet to win the annual award.
At the awards ceremony in Edinburgh, the Scottish Arts Council’s head of literature Gavin Wallace described ‘The Tree House’ as a collection, which ‘brings poetry in Scotland to the pinnacle of achievement in the art’.
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