Frederick Turner

by Jun 12, 2023

Frederick Turner, Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas, was educated at Oxford University. A poet, critic, translator and former editor of The Kenyon Review, he has authored over 30 books, including The New World (Princeton University Press, 1985; 2nd ed. Ilium Press, 2011);, The Culture of Hope (The Free Press, 1995), Genesis: an Epic Poem (Saybrook and Norton, 1988; 2nd ed. Ilium Press, 2011);, Hadean Eclogues (Story Line Press, 1999), Shakespeare’s Twenty-First Century Economics (Oxford University Press, 1999), Paradise: Selected Poems 1990-2003 (David Robert Books, 2004), Two Ghost Poems (Turning Point Press 2011); and Epic: Form, Content, History (Transaction Publishers, 2012). With his colleague Zsuzsanna Ozsváth, he won Hungary’s highest literary honor for their translations of Miklós Radnóti’s poetry; he has been nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature over 80 times.