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Tom Paulin


Tom Paulin (b. 1949) is a poet, critic, lecturer, broadcaster and playwright, who was raised in Belfast. He was educated at Hull University and Lincoln College, Oxford. He lectured in English at the University of Nottingham, University of Reading and at Oxford. He was a director of Field Day Theatre Company. His collections of poetry include A State of Justice (1977), winner of a Somerset Maugham Award; The Strange Museum (1980), which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize; Liberty Tree (1983) and the acclaimed Fivemiletown (1987). Later collections include Walking a Line (1994) and The Wind Dog (1999), which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. His radio play, 'All the Way to the Empire Room', was broadcast by the BBC in 1994.


Play Title Playwright
The Riot Act Tom Paulin Sophocles