Niall Campbell is a Scottish poet originally from South Uist in the Western Isles. He has been recipient of an Eric Gregory Award and a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, both in 2011.
In 2013, his poem, ‘The Letter Always Arrives at its Destination’ was awarded the Poetry London prize for best poem, which presaged the response to his first collection.
Moontide (Bloodaxe, 2014) was the inaugural winner of the Edwin Morgan Poetry Prize, and received the Saltire First Book of the Year, both in 2014. It was also shortlisted for both The Forward and The Aldeburgh prizes for Best First Collection, and given a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. First Nights, selections from Moontide with some new poems, was published in the United States in 2016 as part of the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. His second collection Noctuary (Bloodaxde, 2019) was nominated for the Forward Prize. Campbell lives in Edinburgh and is currently writing a libretto for an opera in collaboration with Anna Appleby.