George Szirtes

George Szirtes was born in Budapest and came to England as a refugee in 1956. His poetry has been widely published in magazines and books. He is a translator of poems, novels, plays and essays and has won various prizes and awards in this sphere. George’s children’s collection The Red All Over Riddle Book was published in 1997 and his more recent collection In the Land of the Giants won the 2013 CLPE Poetry Award.

Video Interviews

How I work

George Szirtes - How I work

GS IV5 Advice about Teachi Vimeo Optimum

George Szirtes - Advice for teachers - don't be afraid!

GS IV9 Advice to Young Poe Vimeo Optimum

George Szirtes - Advice for young poets

Poems I remember from my childhood

George Szirtes - Poems I remember from my childhood