Henry Shukman is an English poet and writer. In 2000 he won the Daily Telegraph Arvon Prize, and in 2003 his first poetry collection, In Dr No's Garden, published by Cape, won the Jerwood Aldeburgh Poetry Prize. His book was also the Book of the Year in The Times and The Guardian, and he was selected as a Next Generation Poet in 2004. As a fiction writer he won the Author’s Club First Novel Award in 2006 for his short novel Sandstorm (Jonathan Cape), and as well as winning an Arts Council England Writer’s Award, he has been a finalist for the O.Henry Prize. His second novel, The Lost City, was a The Guardian Book of the Year, and in America, where it was published by Knopf, it was a National Geographic Book of the Month. His poems have appeared in the New Republic, The Guardian, The Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent on Sunday, Times Literary Supplement and London Review of Books. He has worked as a travelwriter, was Poet in Residence at the Wordsworth Trust, and currently lives in New Mexico with his wife and two sons, where he teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts and is a Zen Teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan lineage, with the teaching name Ryu'un. Shukman was born in Oxford in 1962 and was educated at the Dragon School, Oxford.
His father was the historian Harold Shukman.
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