Liz Berry

Poet and author

Liz Berry’s debut poetry collection, Black Country, ‘a sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands’ (Guardian), won a Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Her pamphlet The Republic of Motherhood was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice and the title poem won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018. In her latest book, The Home Child, a novel in verse, she reimagines the story of her great-aunt Eliza Showell, one of the many children forcibly emigrated to Canada as part of the British Child Migrant schemes.


Liz Berry appears in the following sessions. Select a session to find out more:
Benjamin Zephaniah and Liz Berry have a chat
Sat 4th March 2023

Want to hear Liz Berry?

If you’d like to see Liz Berry speak at this year’s Malvern Festival of Ideas, you can book onto their session(s), or get tickets to a wide range of talks.