'Compelling.' -- FT Magazine
'Frances Leviston's Excellent debut...she has the enviable knack of making the dense and complex seem effortless, offering subtle conclusions...'
'Frances Leviston's Public Dream is a first book of considerable assurance and promise'
-- Sunday Times
'Public Dream is an accomplished and intelligent book.'
'Public Dream remains one of the most promising debuts of recent years and is very mich in keeping with the mandate of the prize' -- Metro Scotland
'Superb...technical mastery and fresh, unrehearsed sensibility is what makes this collection so exciting.' -- The Times
'a fine book...mature and coherent...Frances Leviston is certainly an outstanding new talent'
-- Independent on Sunday
'excellent...she has the enviable knack of making the dense and complex seem effortless...language as refreshing as sorbet.' -- Guardian
'recalls masterpieces by Robin Robertson and William Stafford . . . . . . certainly an outstanding new talent' -- Sunday Tribune
`First book of remarkable talent, imaginative vigour and realised achievement.' -- Oxonian Review of Books
About the Author
Frances Leviston was born in Edinburgh in 1982 and later moved to Sheffield. She read English at St Hilda's College, Oxford, and has an MA in Writing from Sheffield Hallam University. A pamphlet of her work, Lighter
, was published in 2004 by Mews Press, and became the PBS Bulletin's Pamphlet Choice for Spring 2005. Her poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies including New Writing 14
, Poetry Review
, Poetry London
, Ten Hallam Poets
and the TLS
. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2006.