Morrison, Blake

Blake Morrison

Elected: 1988

Year of birth: 1950

Image credit: Charles Moriarty

Born in Yorkshire, Blake Morrison is a poet, novelist and librettist, as well as the author of two bestselling memoirs, And When Did You Last See Your Father and Things My Mother Never Told Me. After working for the Times Literary Supplement, he went on to become literary editor of both The Observer and the Independent on Sunday before becoming a full-time writer in 1995. He co-edited The Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry with Andrew Motion, wrote a study of the Bulger case, and has had two of his books adapted for film and television. Among the awards he has received are the Somerset Maugham, J. R. Ackerley, E.M. Forster and Dylan Thomas prizes. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College, London.

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