Kit Wright (b. 1944) is the author of more than twenty-five books, for both adults and children, and the winner of awards including an Arts Council Writers' Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Hawthornden Prize, the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award and (jointly) the Heinemann Award. After a scholarship to Oxford, he worked as a lecturer in Canada, then returned to England and a position in the Poetry Society. He is currently a full-time writer.
"I like what vamped me / In my youth: / Tune, argument, / Colour, truth." - Kit Wright (from 'Poetry')
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1977 Alice Hunt Bartlett Award The Bear Looked Over the Mountain
1978 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize The Bear Looked Over the Mountain
1985 Arts Council Writers' Award
1990 Heinemann Award Short Afternoons
1995 Hawthornden Fellowship