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David Harsent (born in Devon on 9 December 1942) is an English poet & TV scriptwriter. As Jack Curtis and David Lawrence he has published a number of crime fiction novels.

During his early career he was part of a circle of poets centred around Ian Hamilton, and forming something of a school, promoting conciseness and imagist-like clarity in verse, though his work has changed and developed a good deal since then.

He has published nine collections of poetry which have won several literary prizes and awards. Legion won the Forward Prize for best collection 2005 and was shortlisted for both the T.S. Eliot and Whitbread Awards. His work in music theatre has involved collaborations with a number of composers (but most often with Sir Harrison Birtwistle, the opera Gawain being their most notable collaboration) and has been performed at the Royal Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the Southbank Centre, The Proms, the Wiener Kammeroper, and broadcast on BBC Two, Channel 4 and Trio (USA). A new opera, The Minotaur (also with Birtwistle) opened at The Royal Opera House in 2008. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Honorary Research Fellow at Royal Holloway University and in 2005 he was appointed Distinguished Writing Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University, where he is now a visiting professor.

He lives with his wife, the actor Julia Watson, and their daughter in London.

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Total Books: 18
2002 - Marriage (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571212514
ISBN-10: 0571212514
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Bird's Idea of Flight
1998 - A Bird's Idea of Flight (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571193295
ISBN-10: 0571193293

Sprinting from the Graveyard
1997 - Sprinting From the Graveyard [Oxford Poets] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780192880239
ISBN-10: 0192880233
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Mirrors Kill
1994 - Mirrors Kill (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517599150
ISBN-10: 0517599155
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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News from the Front
1993 - News From the Front [Oxford Poets] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780192831033
ISBN-10: 0192831038
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science & Math

1989 - Selected Poems [Oxford Poets] (Paperback)
Mister Punch
1984 - Mister Punch [Oxford Poets] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780192119667
ISBN-10: 0192119664

After Dark
1973 - After Dark (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780192118349
ISBN-10: 019211834X

From An Inland Sea
From an Inland Sea (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140077261
ISBN-10: 014007726X

Violent Country
Violent Country (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780192112811
ISBN-10: 0192112813

Dreams of the Dead
Dreams of the Dead (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780192118752
ISBN-10: 0192118757
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Legion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571228096
ISBN-10: 0571228097
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Selected Poems 1969-2005
Selected Poems 1969-2005 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571234011
ISBN-10: 0571234011

Night (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571255634
ISBN-10: 0571255639
Genre: Literature & Fiction

From an Inland Sea (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780670803958
ISBN-10: 0670803952

Gawain [a libretto] (Other)
Ashbridge [Sycamore broadsheet] (Other)