Shortlisted in the category ’Poetry’, National Book Prize 2022
England retells old tales afresh, raising his narrative to an epic level through haunting poetic images of uninhabitable landscapes, surreal beasts and underwater worlds. His visionary drawings of toppling towers, crumbling city walls and blood red skies, suggest a humanity at the breaking point, in the grip of existential and spiritual crises far away in time, yet curiously resonant today.” -William J Curtis
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Author: Prof Richard England
Richard England was born in Malta and graduated in Architecture from the University of Malta. He continued his studies in Italy at the Milan Polytechnic while working as a student-architect in the studio of the Italian architect-designer Gio Ponti. England, is also a poet, sculptor, photographer, artist and the author of several books on art and architecture. Among his best known works in Malta are the Church of St Joseph at Manikata, the Central Bank of Malta Annexe, the Millennium Chapel, the rehabilitation of the St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Valletta, and the Dar il-Ħanin Samaritan Complex in Santa Venera.