Dannie Abse Speak, Old Parrot
Poet Dannie Abse returned to Jewish Book Week with a new collection for his 90th Birthday year on love, medicine, the passing of time and Jewish folk tradition. At its autobiographical heart is a vision of human possibilities, a delight in things seen and achieved and an awareness of the transience of it all. With readings by Diana Hoddinott.
Dannie Abse, poet and doctor is a former President of the Poetry Society. He has written over thirty books including poetry, memoir, fiction, plays and criticism. His memoir The Presence was Wales Book of the Year and he is a recipient of the Wilfred Owen Award. He was awarded a CBE in 2012.Jeremy Robson
Jeremy Robson is a publisher and poet. He published high-profile authors with his own company, Robson Books, and set up the Robson Press in 2011. His latest book is Under Cover: A Poet’s Life in Publishing.
Diana Hoddinott trained at RADA and has worked in theatre, film and television where she is best known for playing Annie Hacker, the wife of Jim Hacker in Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister. She was married to the late actor Harry Towb and has three children.