John Burnside has published twelve books of poetry in the UK, of which the most recent are Gift Songs (2007) and The Hunt in the Forest (2009). His novels, The Devil’s Footprints and The Glister are published in the United States by Nan Talese / Doubleday, and the memoir, A Lie About My Father, by Graywolf. John Burnside is a Professor of English at St Andrews University, Scotland and lives close by with his wife and his two sons.






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