Jamie McKendrick

Jamie McKendrick

Jamie McKendrick, born in Liverpool, 1955, is a poet and translator. His translations include the anthology The Faber Book of Italian 20th-Century Poems, which he edited; The Embrace: Selected Poems by Valerio Magrelli (Faber, 2009), which was awarded the John Florio Prize and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize for translation; the bilingual edition Archipelago by Antonella Anedda (Bloodaxe Books, 2014); a verse play by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Fabrication (Oberon, 2010); two novels by Giorgio Bassani, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis and The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles and the short stories The Smell of Hay, published by Penguin Classics. His own books of poetry include The Marble Fly (1997), which won the Forward Prize, Sky Nails: Poems 1979-1997 (2000), Ink Stone (2003), Crocodiles & Obelisks (2007), and most recently Out There (2012), which won the Hawthornden Prize.