Henry Shukman reads his poem The Roundabout based on Stanley Spencer’s painting. As a fiction writer Henry Shukman has won an Arts Council England Writers Award, been a finalist for the O.Henry Prize, and won the Authors Club First Novel Award in 2006 for his novella Sandstorm (Cape 2005). His latest work of fiction is a novel, The Lost City (Little Brown 2007). As a poet his first collection In Dr Nos Garden (Cape 2002) was a Book of the Year in the Times and Guardian, and won the Aldeburgh Poetry Prize in 2003. He has also won the Arvon Poetry Prize, and his poems have appeared in the Guardian, Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent on Sunday, Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books and the New Republic. He has worked as a travel writer and a trombonist, and sometimes writes for the New York Times. He currently lives in New Mexico.