DJ Enright

#140446
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
11, 1920
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 31, 2002 (82)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
11, 1920
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 31, 2002 (82)

About

A twentieth-century British author, poet, academic, and critic associated with The Movement, he is best known for The Laughing Hyena (1953), The Year of the Monkey (1956), and other volumes of poetry. He was the 1980 recipient of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

Before Fame

He studied at Downing College, Cambridge and taught in Japan, Thailand, Egypt and Singapore before returning to England.

Trivia

His 1960 lecture at The University of Singapore resulted in "The Enright Affair," in which he was reprimanded by the Singapore government for his criticism of the country's politics.

Family Life

He was born into a relatively poor Warwickshire family and attended school on a scholarship.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow English poet, Brion Gysin.

DJ Enright Popularity