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Blake Morrison


Blake Morrison was born in Skipton, Yorkshire in 1950. He studied at the University of Nottingham and University College, London and then worked as a literary journalist. He is currently a professor of literature. He is best-known for his memoirs, as well as writing about the killers of James Bulger and, in poetry, about the Yorkshire Ripper. He has written novels, a children’s story, various stories and essays, poetry, a libretto, non-fiction and for film and television and has edited various publications.

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Jules Verne, Gavin Bryars and me (Morrison on making an opera of a Jules Verne novella with Gavin Byars)


1980 The Movement (literary criticism)
1982 Seamus Heaney
1984 Dark Glasses (poetry)
1987 The Ballad of the Yorkshire Ripper (and Other Poems) (poetry)
1987 The Yellow House (children’s)
1993 And When Did You Last See Your Father? (memoir)
1996 Pendle Witches (poetry)
1996 The Cracked Plot (drama)
1998 As If (on the Bulger killing)
1999 Selected Poems (poetry)
1999 Too True (stories and essays)
2000 The Justification of Johann Gutenberg (novel)
2002 Things My Mother Never Told Me (memoir)
2003 Antigone and Oedipus (drama)
2007 South of the River (novel)
2010 The Last Weekend (novel)
2011 We are Three Sisters (drama)
2012 A Discoverie of Witches (poetry)
2013 This Poem … (poetry)
2015 Shingle Street (poetry)
2017 The Executor (novel)
2023 Two Sisters (memoir)