Pascale Petit

b. 1953

Pascale Petit was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.

Pascale Petit is a poet of French-Welsh-Indian heritage. Her seventh collection, Mama Amazonica (2017), won the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2018. Her sixth collection, Fauverie, was her fourth to be shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, and five poems from it won the Manchester Poetry Prize. She has had three collections selected as Books of the Year in the TLS, Independent and The Observer. She received a Cholmondeley Award in 2015 and earlier this year won an RSL Literature Matters Award for her next collection, Tiger Girl.

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