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Andrew Motion

Suitable for ages 14+ Running time: 60 minutes, no interval Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate (1999-09), introduces his latest book of poems, The Cinder Path, (Faber) shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry; the new pamphlet Laurels and Donkeys on conflicts from 1914 to the war in Afghanistan; and a new collection of essays, Ways of Life: On Places, Painters and Poets. He talks about his acclaimed autobiography In The Blood - A Memoir of My Childhood and answers questions about his writing and the role of Poet Laureate. The readings will be followed by a book signing. ‘His voice is unlike any other’ Lavinia Greenlaw, New Statesman & Society ‘Compelling, simple & mysterious’ Sean O’Brien, Sunday Times