NEIL C.ROPER


Born in Scotland in 1941, Neil has lived in Europe and Australia. His first major publication
was a bilingual book of poetry entitled "Monde Mers/Firmament of Seas" which sold out. It
was published in two editions by Poesie Vivante, Geneva.

Other translated works were from Italian and Russian,.the latter one "Childhood" by Vadim
Andreyev, son of the famous Russian dramatist, .Leonid Andreyev. That covered the years
1904 to 1919.

His latest book, "In Search of Silence", .is a collection of poems recently launched in Spain, where he lives most of the year. .Neil writes and directs plays . and was theatre director for
the .Wilderness Society .in Australia, .producing his work in a night club. .Other plays were given successful rehearsed readings in Western Australia.

He writes equally in French and English .and has published original work .in leading French
literary periodicals. .For "Monde Mers/Firmament of Seas" he was awarded the Grand Prix d'Édition, .in .Belgium. .For his .poetry .in general, .he was awarded .the Diploma di Bene-
merenza Roma, .by the .Academy Leonardo da Vinci .in Rome...In 2004, .he was included in .the Top 100 Poets .(4th.) .by the Forward Press, .U.K. ..He was awarded .a Certificate of Merit .by the International Who's Who in Poetry (C.U.P) .and .was .a .prize winner in a poetry .competition .by the Alexander Searle Literary Assocation. ..He has been included in the .Dictionary of .International .Biography, (C.U.P), .the Writers' .and .Artists' .Directory,
St. James' Press, London.

Neil is fluent in Russian, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

E-mails can be sent to: neilomanney@yahoo.co.uk


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