Blake Morrison was born in Skipton, Yorkshire, and was formerly literary editor of the Observer and the Independent on Sunday. His books include two bestselling memoirs, And When Did You Last See Your Father? (made into a film starring Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth) and Things My Mother Never Told Me; two libretti, written for operas by the composer Gavin Bryars; a children’s book, The Yellow House; a collection of essays and stories, Too True; the poetry collections Dark Glasses and The Ballad of the Yorkshire Ripper; and three novels, including South of the River (2007) and The Last Weekend (2010) – the latter was dramatised for television. His play adaptations for Northern Broadsides include The Cracked Poet, Lisa’s Sex Strike, We Are Three Sisters and, most recently, For Love or Money. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian and has been professor of creative and life writing at Goldsmiths College since 2003. His latest book is a collection of poems, Shingle Street (2015). A new novel, The Executor, will be published in March 2018.
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