University College, Oxford and subsequently spent two
years writing about the poetry of Edward Thomas for an M.
Litt.. From 1976 to 1980 he taught English at the University of Hull;
from 1980 to 1982 he edited the Poetry Review and from
1982 to 1989 he was Editorial Director and Poetry Editor
at Chatto & Windus. He has recently been appointed
Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway,
University of London. He is a member of the Arts Council
of England and a Fellow of the Royal Society of
Literature. He lives in London.
His work has received the Arvon/Observer Prize, the
John Llewelyn Rhys Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize. In
1994 his biography of Philip Larkin was awarded the
Whitbread Prize for Biography, and shortlisted for the NCR
Award. The Lamberts won the Somerset Maugham Award.
Andrew Motion was appointed as Poet Laureate in May
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