2014 Hippocrates Prize judges

judges 2014

2014 Hippocrates judges Philip Gross, Robert Francis QC and Sarah Crownа

Members of the judging panel for the 2014 Open and NHS Hippocrates Prize are poetаPhilip Gross, a winner of the TS Eliot Prize, distinguished barrister Robert Francis QC, and Mumsnet Editor Sarah CrownThe 2014 Hippocrates Prize for Young Poets will be judged by poetаKit Wright.

Philip Grossа

Philip Gross’sаThe Water Tableаwon the T.S.Eliot Prize 2009,аI Spy Pinhole EyeаWales Book of The Year 2010, andаOff Road To Everywhereаthe CLPE Award for Children’s Poetry 2011.аDeep Fieldа(2011) deals with voice and language, explored through his father’s aphasia, and a new collection,аLater,аis due from Bloodaxe in Autumn 2013. He has published ten novels for young people, includingаThe Lastling,аhas collaborated with artists, musicians and dancersand since 2004 has been Professor of Creative Writing at Glamorgan University, where he leads the Masters in Writing programme.а[Photo by Stephen Morris]

Robert Francis QC

Robert Francis QC is a distinguished barrister whoаspecialises in the NHS and medical negligence. He has been a Queen's Counsel for 21 of his 40 years at the bar. He has been involved in many inquiries into the NHS, both as barrister and as chair, most recently chairing the inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire Hospital. According toаPeter Walsh, chief executive of the patient safety charity Action against Medical Accidents,аRobert Francisаhas a "passion for justice in healthcare and improving healthcare more generally".а

Sarah Crown

Sarah Crown isаeditor of http://www.mumsnet.com/. She was editor of the guardian.co.uk/books from 2007-2013. Previous poetry awards for which sheаhas been a member of the judging panels include the Forward prizes and the Picador poetry prize.

Kit Wright

Kit Wright

Kit Wrightаis the author of more than twenty-five books, for both adults and children, and the winner of awards including an Arts Council Writers' Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Hawthornden Prize, the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award and (jointly) the Heinemann Award. After a scholarship to Oxford, he worked as a lecturer in Canada, then returned to England and a position in the Poetry Society. аIn June 2014, to mark his seventieth birthday, Kit Wright publishes a new collection of poems,аOde to Didcot Power Station, with Bloodaxe Books.

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