The Book Hive is happy to invite you to celebrate two new books by Ann and Anthony Thwaite - Ann's short stories Running in the Corridors and Anthony's poems Going out.
Poet Anthony Thwaite was born in Chester, England, in 1930. He spent his early childhood in Yorkshire but was evacuated to the United States during the Second World War. After two years national service he read English at Christ Church, Oxford. An acclaimed writer and poet, he has worked as a broadcaster, critic, reviewer and academic. He worked as a producer for BBC radio, was literary editor of The Listener, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Libya, Henfield Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia, literary editor of the New Statesman, and co-editor of Encounter from 1973 to 1985. In 1986 he was Chairman of the Judges for the Booker Prize for Fiction. Together with Andrew Motion, Anthony Thwaite is literary executor of the estate of Philip Larkin and he has edited Larkin's Collected Poems (1988), Selected Letters (1992) and Further Requirements: Interviews, Broadcasts, Statements and Book reviews, 1952-85 (2001). Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica was published in 2011.
Born in London, Ann Thwaite spent the war years in New Zealand, returning to complete her education at Queen Elizabeth's, Barnet, and St Hilda's College, Oxford. She has lived in Tokyo, Benghazi and Nashville, Tennessee. She has lectured in many countries, but most of her life has been spent as a writer, and she is now settled in Norfolk with her husband, the poet Anthony Thwaite. She is an Oxford D.Litt, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her previous biographies are Waiting for the Party, a life of Frances Hodgson Burnett; Edmund Gosse (winner of the Duff Cooper Award, 1985); A. A. Milne (Whitbread Biography of the Year in 1990); and Emily Tennyson: The Poet's Wife. Ann Thwaite celebrated her seventieth birthday in the week of the publication of Glimpses of the Wonderful, which she says is her final biography. Her family history Passageways was published in 2009.
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