Anthony Thwaite OBE, was born in 1930 in Chester, north west England. He is an acclaimed poet, broadcaster, editor and writer.
During the Second World War he was evacuated to the United States where he lived with relatives. After the War he read English at Christ Church, Oxford.
During the 1950s and later in 1985 he taught at Tokyo University. He worked as a producer for BBC radio, was Literary Editor of The Listener, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Libya, Henfield Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia, Literary Editor of the New Statesman, and co-editor of Encounter from 1973 to 1985.
He was awarded an OBE for services to poetry in 1992. He currently lives in Norfolk.