Alan Brownjohn

Alan Brownjohn was born in 1931, grew up in London and was educated at Merton College, Oxford. His writing life has demonstrated a long-lasting commitment to the promotion of poetry: he served on the Arts Council Literature Panel, was the Chairman of the Poetry Society from 1982-1988 and has collaborated in three teaching anthologies for secondary schools. His poetry has been recognised by a Cholmondeley Award and his novel The Way You Tell Them won the Authors’ Club First Novel Award and has been followed by two further novels, The Long Shadows and A Funny Old Year. His latest collection, Ludbrooke and Others, was released in 2010.