Publications – Kathleen Jamie



Sort Of Books 2012

Co-winner: Dolman Travel Book Award

Winner: John Burroughs Medal (USA)

A work of intense purity and quiet genius.”                -The Sunday Telegraph


The Overhaul

Picador 2012

Winner: Costa Poetry Prize 2013

‘The dance of Jamie’s words enacts the mind in motion as it moves between the shifting, shimmering processes of nature and art.’                                                 -The Guardian



Sort Of Books, 2005
Shortlisted for the Scottish Book of the Year award, and the Ondaatje Prize.

‘A book of unparalleled beauty, sharpness of observation, wit, delicacy, strength of vision and rare exactness of language.’
– The Daily Telegraph
John Berger named Findings his Book of the Year ‘because it finds without disturbing the found. And this takes courage and delicacy.’


The Tree House
Picador, 2004
Winner: Forward Prize for Poetry, Scottish Book of the Year Award

‘Jamie’s work is serious, exact, mature and resonant … This is a powerful, readable often salutary book.’
– Deryn Rees-Jones, The Independent
‘Quotation cannot do justice to The Tree House; whole poems are seamless, poised creations, the cadences persuasive. This is a nuanced, affecting book.’
– Stephen Knight, The Independent
‘None of our poets produces work of the same elegance and the work here is of a voice at its peak.’
– Keith Bruce, The Herald

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Mr & Mrs Scotland Are Dead (Selected Poems 1980-94)
Bloodaxe, 2002
Shortlisted: Griffin International Poetry Prize

‘A poetic voice of international significance.’
– Caitriona O’Reilly, Poetry Review

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Picador, 1999
Winner:  Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award

‘A deep lyricism married to intelligent and highly disciplined verse’
–  Colin Cardwell, Scotland on Sunday

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