TJ Binyon

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Birthday
18, 1936
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 7, 2004 (68)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
18, 1936
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 7, 2004 (68)

About

An English professor and scholar, Binyon was also recognized as a skilled crime writer. His works of crime fiction include Swan Song (1982) and Greek Gifts (1988).

Before Fame

He served his country in the linguistics branch of the military, working as a Russian interpreter during the Cold War era. Before teaching Russian Literature at the University of Leeds, he graduated from Exeter College, Oxford.

Trivia

His 2002 biography of Aleksandr Pushkin earned him the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2003.

Family Life

His marriage to Felicity Butterwick lasted for nearly two decades. Following his divorce from Butterwick, he married Helen Ellis in 2000.

Associated With

He was related to the popular 20th-century English poet, Laurence Binyon .