Results of the T.S. Eliot Prize in the year 1997.
After the huge success of Nil Nil (a Poetry Book Society Choice and winner of the Forward Prize best first collection), Don Paterson’s second collection was impatiently awaited. His readers were not disappointed. In God’s Gift to Women, straight autobiography mixes with invention, exaggeration, technical dazzle and sheer cheek to produce a book quite unlike any other.