Blake Morrison’s books include two collections of poems, Dark
Glasses and The Ballad of the Yorkshire Ripper, as
well as the Penguin Book of Contemporary British Poetry,
edited with Andrew Motion. He has also written a controversial
account of the James Bulger murder case, As If, a
children’s book, The Yellow House, and a novel, The
Justification of Johann Gutenberg. But he is probably best
known for his bestselling memoirs, And When Did You last See
Your Father? and Things My Mother Never Told Me.
Formerly literary editor of both The Observer and The
Independent on Sunday, he now writes regularly for The
Guardian. He is currently Professor of Creative and Life
Writing at Goldsmiths College, London.