Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tom Duddy's "THE HIDING PLACE" on Aldeburgh Shortlist

Arlen House is delighted to announce that Tom Duddy's recently published debut poetry collection, The Hiding Place, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Aldeburgh First Collection Award. Tom is the only Irish author and Arlen House the only Irish publisher to make the shortlist.

Shortlist announced for Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 2011

From 74 entries, the shortlist for the 2011 Aldeburgh First Collection Prize – one of the most influential and established poetry prizes in the UK – highlights five distinctive new voices as ‘ones-to-watch’ amongst the next generation of poets.

The Poetry Trust announced the shortlist today:

Rachael Boast, Sidereal (Picador)
Tom Duddy, The Hiding Place (Arlen House)
Nancy Gaffield, Tokaido Road (CB Editions)
Ed Reiss, Your Sort (Smith Doorstop)
Jacqueline Saphra, The Kitchen of Lovely Contraptions (Flipped Eye Publishing Ltd)

The Hiding Place can be purchased from Kennys.ie, syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu and amazon.com


  1. That's fantastic, Alan. I hope he wins it. Pat Jourdan lives in Aldeburgh! If you go over, no doubt you will meet her there.
    Nuala x

  2. Congratulations to Tom and to you Alan. Great achievement to be short-listed. Hope he wins.