Robert Minhinnick awarded Hay Festival Medal for Poetry

22 April 2022 - 11:25am

Robert Minhinnick awarded Hay Festival Medal for Poetry

22 April 2022 - 11:25am

Hay Festival have announced the recipients of their 2022 festival medals and award-winning poet and author Robert Minhinnick has been awarded this year’s Medal for Poetry. The Medal, designed by Christopher Hamilton, will be presented on stage at Robert's event with Gillian Clarke on the 4th June. 

Awarded annually since Britain’s Olympic year (2012), the Medals draw inspiration from the original Olympic medal given for poetry. Past recipients include Hilary Mantel, Lydia Cacho, Inua Ellams, Mererid Hopwood, Laura Marling, Margaret Atwood, Evelyn Schlag, Gillian Clarke, Ahdaf Soueif, Alan Bennett and John le Carre. 

Robert is one of four authors receiving medals at this year’s festival. The other recipients include Lyse Doucet, awarded the Medal for Journalism; David Harewood. awarded the Medal for Drama; and Jacqueline Wilson, awarded the Medal for Fiction. Find out more about the Medals on the Hay Festival website.

Robert Minhinnick is performing at Hay Festival alongside Gillian Clarke on Sunday 4th June. He will be discussing his new book Delirium which is forthcoming from Seren in May 2022.