Greyhound Literary

Roger Robinson

Roger Robinson is the critically acclaimed author of A Portable Paradise, a stirring collection which won both the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize in 2019 & 2020 respectively.

His most recent collection for Home Is Not A Place, published by William Collins, was shortlisted for the British Book Awards in 2022. His book The Butterfly Hotel was shortlisted for the 2014 OCM Bocas Poetry Prize, The Oxford Brookes Poetry Prize & was highly commended by the Forward Poetry Prize in 2013 & his 2nd poetry collection, Suckle, won the Peoples Book Prize in 2010. He has been chosen by Decibel as one of 50 writers who have influenced the black-British writing canon.

He has received commissions from the National Trust, London Open House, BBC, Tate, the National Portrait Gallery, V&A, INIVA, MK Gallery & Theatre Royal Stratford East. His workshops have been shortlisted for the Gulbenkian Prize for Museums & Galleries & were also part of the Barbican’s Webby award winning Can I Have A Word. Roger has toured extensively with the British Council & is a co-founder of both Spoke Lab & the global writing collective Malika’s Kitchen.