lesbian Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, has been shortlisted for
the Galaxy National Book Awards.
The acclaimed writer is nominated for
her collection of verse, The Bees.
Also up for UK author of the year are Booker nominees Julian
Barnes and Carol Birch, plus Andrea Levy, Anthony Horowitz, and
Alan Hollinghurst, the BBC report.
Hosted by Dara O Briain,the awards will be accompanied by six
weekly TV programmes on More4.
The awards largely celebrate British authors, with the exception
of international author of the year and paperback of the year.
The winners will be revealed at a ceremony in London on 4