Nye, Robert

Nye, Robert
(1939- )
   Born in London, he grew up in Southend-onSea. Around the time he left school at 16, his first poetry was published in London Magazine. He became a full-time writer in 1961 and moved to a remote cottage in North Wales. He has published collections of poetry, novels, juvenile fiction, and radio plays; has been poetry editor for The Scotsman and poetry critic for The Times; and has contributed reviews to The Guardian. He edited A Choice of Sir Walter Raleigh's Verse (Faber and Faber, 1972). From 1976 to 1977 he was writer in residence at Edinburgh University, during which time he received the Guardian fiction prize, followed by the Hawthornden Prize for his novel Falstaff. Nye's manuscripts are located at the University of Texas, Austin; Colgate University in Hamilton, New York; and the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. He now lives in County Cork, Ireland. Some of his poetry publications: Juvenilia 1, 1961. Juvenilia 2, 1963. Darker Ends: Poems, 1969. Divisions on a Ground, 1976. A Collection of Poems 1955-1988, 1989. Poems, 1995. Collected Poems, 1998. The Rain and the Glass: 99 Poems, New and Selected, 2005.
   Sources: Biography and Bibliography of Robert Nye (http://www.bookhelpweb.com/authors/nye/nye.htm). Books by Robert Nye (http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/authors/ Robert_Nye.htm). Robert Nye Papers (http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fa/nye.html). Shades of Green. Anne Harvey, ed. Greenwillow Books, 1991. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. Who's Who. London: A & C Black, 2005.

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