Sir Andrew Motion, FRSL (born 26 October 1952) is an English poet, novelist, and biographer, who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from to During the period of his laureateship, Motion founded the Poetry Archive, an online resource of poems and audio recordings of poets reading their own work. In 2012, Sir Andrew became President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, taking over from Bill Bryson.
[Banbury Guardian] - Joining Ms Trollope and Mr Dexter will be fellow authors Mark Billingham, Sir Andrew Motion and Katie Fforde. The idea for the festival was proposed by the creative group West Oxfordshire Writers, which meets twice a month at The Chequers Inn in
[Northampton Chronicle & Echo] the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Evelyne Lyons gives talk Walking from Paris To Jerusalem. n March 8, 7.30pm: Poet Sir Andrew Motion will be leading a talk at All Saints Church in Northampton, entitled Following in John Clare's Footsteps.
[The Guardian] - Before closing his account with a long hallelujah of bands he likes, he even says he feels "the quality of my listening" has improved, as a result of his deprivations. It's hard to resist a book that ends by showing so much heart. • Andrew Motion's The
[The Guardian] - Key moments are elaborated on by a range of contemporary artists including Andrew Motion, Adam Phillips and Tacita Dean. Gee's previous films include the Radiohead documentary Meeting People Is Easy.
[Scarborough Today] - POET, novelist, biographer and former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion will perform in Scarborough in March. He will read extracts from his latest book, Silver, and share anecdotes from his life at The Royal Hotel on March 20, from 2.30pm.
[Creative Review (blog)] - It's an attempt, Swan suggests, to reconcile what the poet and critic Andrew Motion referred to as "the life-enhancing struggle between opposites" in Larkin's work. So there are, the designer says, "energetic splashes of colour to show the life and
[Islington Tribune newspaper website] - But, as this film shows, what he did pen before his death in was held in high esteem by the likes of Sir Andrew Motion and Iain Sinclair, who chip in their thoughts on Sebald's works. They are joined by others from a variety of disciplines
In The Guardian's inaugural Edinburgh International Book festival podcast, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Andrew Motion - who've both published follow-ups to beloved children's books this year - talk about the pleasures and ...