A huge congratulations to Jane McKie, whose debut poetry collection, Morocco Rococo was yesterday announced as the category winner of best first book in the Sundial Scottish Arts Council book of the year awards. Jane will be awarded a cheque for £5000, and goes forward to be considered for an additional prize of £20,000 (an overall prize of £25,000). The overall winner will be announced at Borders Book Festival in Melrose on 20 June 2008 at an event hosted by writer and comedian Rory Bremner. Morocco Rococo was originally winner of the Cinnamon Press Poetry Collection Award and we’re thrilled at Cinnamon Press to have our choice so resoundingly confirmed. If you haven’t got a copy, now is the time to take advantage of our special offer on this fantastic title – just £6 inc p+p in the UK by cheque to ‘Cinnamon Press’ or on the website.
Delicate, layered images distilled to their visceral essentials characterise Jane McKie’s award winning poetry. She takes her readers on journeys – to the desert in the footsteps of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, to magical places from Scotland to Sussex or to the heart of the myth. Whatever the landscape we are let into a world where the senses are alive, where the same vivid acuity pulses on the page delivering sounds smells, tastes and sights as we have never known them.
- Cinnamon Press
- Wales, United Kingdom
- Cinnamon Press is a small, independent publisher based in Wales & publishing the best new poetry and fiction with occassional non fiction and cross-genre titles. Books come from Wales, the UK and the world. We run writing competitions twice a year to find new voices in poetry and fiction with three categories (novel/novella; poetry; short stories) - each category has a cash prize plus publication. You can find our excellent list of titles at www.cinnamonpress.com