Summary of news coverage of Roger Robinson's T.S. Eliot Prize win

The Telegraph and Newsday ran an interview with Roger Robinson and The Irish Times included it in their round-up of weekly literary news.

The Guardian ran an interview with Roger. It opens with this quote from Roger: 'Since I was 19 I’ve been living in England and thinking I’d go home, but there was a point, around six years go, when I realised I’m here now: I’m black British.' The concluding quote is powerful and important: 'If you want people to understand the power of prayer in a time of trauma, let this book spread.'

If radio is more your thing, The Guardian podcast also features Roger.

The NGC Bocas Lit Fest sent out a press release about Roger, summarising the happenings for the media. Roger is excited to be appearing at Bocas in 2020.

Loop (T&T) writes that Roger is only the second Caribbean poet to win the prize - after the legendary Derek Walcott himself. This article also mentions some of Roger's accomplishments as a writer in the UK: 'Beginning as a spoken word performer in the 1990s, he was chosen as a British Next Generation poet in 1999, and published his first collection, Suckle, in 2009. His book The Butterfly Hotel was longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in 2014.'

The Quietus writes about Roger's poetry and music, and links to a review of his band, King Midas Sound.

Power 102FM has written about how Roger 'has made history' as the first Trini to win the prize.

Books + Publishing wrote a nice summary of the award.

The American Booksellers Association wrote about Roger's big win in their news round up.

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