(Philip) Blake MORRISON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1950-10-08
Education Ermysted's GS Skipton, Univ of Nottingham (BA), McMaster Univ (MA), UCL (PhD)
Books & Publications The Movement (1980), Dark Glasses (1984), The Ballad of the Yorkshire Ripper (1987), The Yellow House (children's book, 1987), And When Did You Last See Your Father? (memoir, 1993), The Cracked Pot (play, 1996), As If (non-fiction, 1997), Too True (stories and essays, 1998), Dr Ox's Experiment (libretto, 1998), Selected Poems (1999), The Justification of Johann Gutenberg (2000), G (libretto, 2002), Things My Mother Never Told Me (non-fiction, 2002), Oedipus (trans, 2003), Antigone (trans, 2003), The Man With Two Gaffers (play, 2006), South of the River (novel, 2007), Elephant & Castle (libretto, 2007), Lisa's Sex Strike (play, 2007), The Last Weekend (novel, 2010), A Discoverie of Witches (poems, 2012), This Poem... (poems, 2013)
Recreations tennis, football, running
Clubs
Style Prof Blake Morrison
Career various pt/t teaching posts 1976-81 (Open Univ, Goldsmiths Coll London, Furzedown Coll), poetry and fiction ed TLS 1978-81, dep literary ed Observer 1981-86 (literary ed 1986-89); Independent on Sunday: literary ed 1990-94, staff writer 1994-95; prof of creative and life writing Goldsmiths Coll London 2003-; poet; chm Poetry Book Soc 1984-87, memb Mgmnt Bd Poetry Soc 1980-83; FRSL 1990; Awards Eric Gregory Award, Somerset Maugham Award, Dylan Thomas Meml Prize, EM Forster Award, Volvo/Waterstone's Award for Non-Fiction 1993, J R Ackerley Prize 1994
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