Kit Wright

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Birthday
17, 1944
Birthplace
England
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Birthday
17, 1944 (age 75)
Birthplace
England

About

Award-winning British children's writer and poet. His best-known works include Short Afternoons, The Bear Looked Over the Mountain, and Hoping It Might Be So: Poems 1974-2000.

Before Fame

After graduating from Oxford University, he taught in Canada. His early work, The Bear Looked Over the Mountain (published in 1977), won both the Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize.

Trivia

He worked in the education office of England's Poetry Society from 1970-1975.

Family Life

He grew up in Crockham Hill, Kent, England.

Associated With

His 1978 collection, Rabbiting On and Other Poems, contained illustrations by author/artist Posy Simmonds.