Dannie Abse

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Birthday
22, 1923
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Sep 28, 2014 (91)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
22, 1923
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Sep 28, 2014 (91)

About

Welsh poet and fiction writer known for After Every Green Thing, Ask the Bloody Horse, Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve, and numerous other works. His 2006 poetry collection, Running Late, received the Roland Mathias Prize.

Before Fame

He studied medicine in Wales and England and worked as a medical specialist for thirty years.

Trivia

He was born into a Jewish family in Wales and was the younger brother of Wilfred Abse, a psychoanalyst. His other brother, Leo Abse, was a prominent politician.

Family Life

He mourned the death of his wife, Joan, in The Presence, his 2007 Wales Book of the Year Award-winning memoir.

Associated With

He and fellow author Ken Follett were both of Welsh origin.