Ian Pindar won second prize in the National Poetry Competition 2009. His first collection of poetry, Emporium, was published in 2011 and his second, Constellations, in 2012, both from Carcanet. He was awarded the Arthur Welton Award by the Society of Authors to assist towards writing his third collection. He is the author of Joyce (2004), a biography of James Joyce, and he co-translated The Three Ecologies (2000) by the radical French theorist Félix Guattari. He compiled The Folio Book of Historic Speeches (2007) and The Folio Book of Historical Mysteries (2008).