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Cold Stars Lighting ... First World War Poetry: Al Kennedy, Blake Morrison, Michael Rosen, George Szirtes, Samuel West, Matthew Crampton, Nette Robinson, The Lyric Ensemble
Celebrated Yorkshire poet, novelist and essayist, probably best known for the best-selling memoirs 'And When Did You Last See Your Father?' and 'Things My Mother Never Taught Me'.
He teaches Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College and lives in South London.
In 2008 he became Chair of The Reader Organisation, the UK centre for research and promotion of reading as a therapeutic activity. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
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One of the best known figures in the world of children's literature, who has written dozens of books of poetry and stories for children. In both his work and when he is performing, he has the unusual ability to be simultaneously as equally entertaining to five and ten year-olds as he is to their parents. He is also the BBC Radio 4 presenter of Treasure Islands.
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A poet who was born in Budapest and spent his early childhood in Hungary before coming to the UK as a refugee. He won the 2001 New Statesman book of the year for 'An English Apocalypse'.
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Critically acclaimed, Olivier Award nominated actor and director.
He has performed at the Proms five times and was soloist in Henry V at the 2002 Last Night. He also makes regular appearances at Wigmore Hall.
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