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Award-winning journalist, author and poet visits University

Released: 15.02.16

Blake Morrison, known for his huge success with ‘And When Did You Last See Your Father?', will join the Public Visiting Writer Series in March.

The Faculty of Culture & Language Science's Visiting Writer Series invites authors to share their knowledge and experiences with English & Creative Writing students in a masterclass and public lecture on the evening of March 15.

Having published in a wide range of fiction and non-fiction genres, Morrison's memoir 'And When Did You Last See Your Father?' won the J R Ackerley Prize for Autobiography. He was played by Colin Firth in the film released in 2007.

As Times Literary Supplement and literary editor of The Observer and the Independent on Sunday, Morrison's early writing career outside of journalism was as a poet and poetry critic.

He has contributed articles to The New Yorker, the London Review of Books, the New Statesman, the New York Times and Poetry Review and The Guardian. 

The lecture takes place in the University’s Library Lecture Theatre from 18:30 on March 15.

This event is free but seats are limited.

Please reserve your seat, telephone 01752 636700 ext 5246 or email

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