Writers in education questionnaire annotated responses, and photographs, 1979-1996.


Writers in education questionnaire annotated responses, and photographs, 1979-1996.

In 1979 Alan Brownjohn sent a questionnaire to British and Irish poets, novelists, and playwrights requesting their views on writers' fellowships in academic institutions. He retained replies from three who had received fellowships and from twenty who had not. Brownjohn annotated their responses in red ink. Respondents include Dannie Abse, Kingsley Amis, Beryl Bainbridge, Margaret Drabble, D.J. Enright, Michael Frayn, William Golding, W.S. Graham, Michael Hamburger, Seamus Heaney, Thomas Hinde, Ted Hughes, Dan Jacobson, Laurie Lee, Doris Lessing, Michael Longley, Olivia Manning, Stanley Middleton, Iris Murdoch, Piers Paul Read, C.H. Sisson, Stephen Spender, and Ted Walker. Also, includes eight photographs (7 color, 1 b&w) of Alan Brownjohn, 1983-1996.

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