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Daljit Nagra is a writer who has won the 2004 Forward Poetry Prize for best single poem for Look We Have Coming to Dover! He has also featured on television and radio, including the prominent BBC programme Newsnight Review.


Daljit has won the 2007 Forward Poetry Prize for best first collection and has also been on the judging panels for the 2008 Samuel Johnson Prize, and the 2010 Manchester Poetry Prize.

'At university, Professor Martin Dodsworth encouraged me to continue writing poetry after I showed him a poem of mine. However, I didnt have the confidence to continue writing after leaving university and didnt start writing again until I turned 30. Arts Award is great because it gives young people the confidence to support their creativity, and encourages them to develop their talents.'

Daljit Nagra