Meet the Author: Blake Morrison

Meet the Author: Blake Morrison


Award-winning author, poet and journalist Blake Morrison will be joining us at the Greenwich Book Festival on Friday, 15 June to discuss his life in writing. Morrison is a bit of a literary polymath, having published works of poetry, memoirs, fiction, non-fiction, journalism, and libretti, as well as adapting plays for the stage.


Morrison’s latest novel is “The Executor.” It is the story of journalist Matt, who unexpectedly is appointed a literary executor of his friend’s estate. While doing the job, he discovers shocking information, creating moral dilemmas for him.  Morrison, who lives just up the hill in Blackheath, is perhaps best known for his two memoirs, “And When Did You Last See Your Father?” and “Things My Mother Never Told Me.” The first was made into a film starring Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth and Juliet Stevenson.


Morrison has been a professor of creative and life writing at Goldsmiths College in New Cross since 2003. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a former chair of the Poetry Book Society, and Vice-Chair of PEN.


Blake Morrison will discuss his new novel, “The Executor” and his life in writing on Friday, 15 June at 7 p.m. at the Greenwich Book Festival.

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