Blake Morrison was born in Burnley, and grew up in Skipton. His outstanding collection is This Poem …, published by smith|doorstop in October 2013. Other books include two bestselling memoirs, And When Did You Last See Your Father and Things My Mother Never Told Me; a children’s book, The Yellow House; several play adaptations and libretti; and three novels, including South of the River (2007) and The Last Weekend (2010). He lives in south London and is Professor of Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College.
A Discoverie of Witches, a collaboration between smith|doorstop and Lancaster Litfest, was published in 2012.
His latest collection of poems, Shingle Street, was published by Chatto & Windus in February 2015.
His book The Executor, a novel with poems, was published by Chatto & Windus in 2018.