Sean Patrick O'BRIEN

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1952-12-19
Education Selwyn Coll Cambridge (BA), Univ of Birmingham (MA), Univ of Hull, Univ of Leeds (PGCE)
Books & Publications >ir< Laughter When We're Dead, My Last Barmaid: A Dramatic Monologue in Verse, Downriver: A Jazz Musical, Enlightenment: A Verse Play, Hi De Heidegger, The Black Path, From the Underworld, The Birds, Keepers of The Flame, We, Headcase, To Encourage the Others, Doing the Inferno, The Ministry of Fear; >ir< collections: The Indoor Park (1983), The Frighteners (1987), HMS Glasshouse (1991), Ghost Train (1995), Penguin Modern Poets 5 (1995), Downriver (2001), Rivers (co-author, 2002), Cousin Coat: Selected Poems 1976-2001 (2002), The Drowned Book (2007); The Firebox: Poetry in Britain and Ireland After 1945 (ed, 1998), Ten Hallam Poets (jt ed, 2005), Andrew Marvell: poems selected by Sean O'Brien (ed, 2010); >ir< The Silence Room (short story collection, 2008), Afterlife (novel, 2009); also contrib to various anthologies, magazines and newspapers
Recreations reading, walking, watching films
Clubs Vujonistas (Newcastle)
Style Prof Sean O'Brien
Career poet, critic, playwright, short story writer, novelist, broadcaster and ed; fell in creative writing Univ of Dundee 1989-91, Northern Arts literary fell Univs of Durham and Newcastle 1992-94; teacher of English Beacon Community Coll Sussex 1981-89, teacher Sheffield Hallam Univ 1998-2006 (prof of poetry 2003); Newcastle Univ: visiting prof Sch of English Language Literature and Linguistics 2005-06, prof of creative writing 2006-; Br Cncl visiting writer: Univ of Odense 1996, Hokudai Univ Sapporo 1997; writer in residence: South Bank Centre Poetry Int 1998, Univ of Leeds 1999, Live Theatre Newcastle 2001-03; vice-pres Poetry Soc 2006-; Gregory Award 1979, Somerset Maugham Award (for the Indoor Park) 1984, Cholmondeley Award 1988, E M Forster Award American Acad of Arts and Letters 1993, Forward Prize for Best Collection 1995 (for Ghost Train), 2001 (for Downriver) and 2007 (for The Drowned Book), Northern Writer of the Year Northern Arts 2001, Best Single Poem Forward Poetry Prize (for Fantasia on a Theme of James Wright) 2006, Northern Rock Fndn Writer's Award 2007, T S Eliot Prize (for The Drowned Book) 2007; Hon Dr: Univ of Northumbria 2003, Univ of Hull 2009; FRSL 2007
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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