Narrator, United Kingdom
Andrew Motion was born in 1952.
He read English at University College, Oxford and subsequently spent two years writing about the poetry of Edward Thomas for an M. Litt.
From 1976 to 1980 he taught English at the University of Hull; from 1980 to 1982 he edited the Poetry Review and from 1982 to 1989 he was Editorial Director and Poetry Editor at Chatto & Windus.
He has recently been appointed Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in London.
Andrew Motion was appointed as Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in May 1999 and stepped down in 2009.