Williams, Hugo Morduant

(1942- )
   Born in Windsor, son of the actor and playwright Hugh Williams, he grew up in Sussex and was educated at Eton College. He has spent his working life in journalism: he worked on the London Magazine from 1961 to 1970; writes a column in the Times Literary Supplement; has been poetry editor and TV critic on the New Statesman, theatre critic on the Sunday Correspondent, film critic for Harper's and Queen; and a writer on popular music for Punch magazine. He has been a freelance journalist since 1995 and lives in London. Soon after leaving Eton he traveled the world and wrote All the Time in the World (1966) and a second travel book, No Particular Place to Go, in 1981. Prizes and awards: Eric Gregory Award, 1966; Cholmondeley Award, 1971; Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, 1975; T.S. Eliot Prize, 1999. Between Symptoms of Loss: Poems (1965) and Collected Poems (2005) he published ten other collections of poems. Some of his poems: "Aborigine," "Broken Dreams," "Calling Your Name in the Zoo," "Some Kisses from the Kama Sutra," "The Butcher," "When I Grow Up."
   Sources: British Council Arts (http://www.contemporarywriters.com). Curtain Call: 101 Portraits in Verse. Hugo Williams, ed. Faber and Faber, 2001. P.E.N. New Poetry I. Robert Nye, ed. Quartet Books, 1986. Penguin Modern Poets, Bk. 11. Michael Donaghy, Andrew Motion, Hugo Williams, eds. Penguin Books Ltd., 1997. The Chatto Book of Love Poetry. John Fuller, ed. Chatto and Windus, 1990. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Oxford Book of Travel Verse. Kevin Crossley-Holland, ed. Oxford University Press, 1986. The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse. Philip Larkin, ed. Oxford University Press, 1973. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. Who's Who. London: A & C Black, 2005.

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