George Szirtes is a poet and translator. Born in Hungary in 1948, he published his first book of poems, The Slant Door in 1979. It won the Faber Prize. He has published many collections since then, Reel (2004) winning the T. S. Eliot Prize, for which he has been twice shortlisted since. His latest book is Mapping the Delta (Bloodaxe 2016). George Szirtes has also won various international prizes for poetry and translation of Hungarian poetry and fiction.