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Daljit Nagra

b. 1966

Daljit Nagra (b. 1966) was the first poet to win the Forward Prize for both his first collection of poetry, in 2007, and for its title poem, 'Look, We Have Coming to Dover!', three years earlier.

E. Nesbit

b. 1858 d. 1924

Edith Nesbit was a prolific author of over forty books for children, including the enduringly popular The Railway Children.

Grace Nichols

b. 1950

Grace Nichols is a poet whose work has been central to our understanding of the important cultural Caribbean-British connection for nearly 3 decades.

Howard Nemerov

b. 1920 d. 1991

Howard Nemerov was born into a wealthy and sophisticated New York family in 1920.

Judith Nicholls

b. 1941

Judith Nicholls (b. 1941) is one of Britain's best-known poets for children, with over 50 books published and more than 500 schools visited since 1985. She has also appeared on radio, TV, and has shared a poetry training video with Michael Rosen.

Lorine Niedecker

b. 1903 d. 1970

When Lorine Niedecker died of a brain haemorrhage in 1970 at the age of 67, her work was virtually unknown outside contemporary circles.  Indeed, some of the closest members of her family didn’t even know she wrote poetry.

Malika Ndlovu

b. 1971

Malika Ndlovu is a South African poet who has performed her work across the globe.

Norman Nicholson

b. 1914 d. 1987

Norman Nicholson (1914-1987) and his poetry are inextricably bound up with the former iron-mining town of Millom, on the edge of the Lake District in Cumbria.

Ogden Nash

b. 1902 d. 1971

Ogden Nash ( 1902-1971) was a master, perhaps the 20th Century master, of light verse whose continuing popularity shows that the term 'light' is not incompatible with long-lasting.

Stephanie Norgate

b. 1957

Stephanie Norgate was born in 1957 and grew up in Selborne, Hampshire. She spent part of her childhood reading the naturalist Gilbert White and playing in his house and garden, which impelled an early love of nature and of writing.