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On my radar: Andrew McMillan’s cultural highlights

The poet and winner of the Guardian First Book award on the joys of Liberty of London, Robyn, and this year’s most arresting voices

Andrew McMillan was born in South Yorkshire in 1988. He studied English at Lancaster University followed by an MA in modernism from University College London. His debut full-length poetry collection, physical, was published in July 2015 and is the first poetry collection to win the Guardian First Book award; it also won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection prize, a Somerset Maugham award and a Northern Writers’ award.McMillan is senior lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, and lives in the city. His second collection, playtime (Jonathan Cape, £10), is out now.

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