Kavanagh, P(atrick) J(oseph)

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KAVANAGH, P(atrick) J(oseph)

KAVANAGH, P(atrick) J(oseph). British, b. 1931. Genres: Novels, Children's fiction, Young adult fiction, Plays/Screenplays, Poetry, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: Former Lecturer, British Institute, Barcelona, 1954-55, and University of Indonesia, Djarkarta; Staff member, British Council, 1957-59; Actor, 1959-70; Columnist, The Spectator, London, 1983-96, Times Literary Supplement, 1996-2002. Fellow, Royal Society of Literature, 1986. Publications: POETRY: One and One: Verse, 1959; On the Way to the Depot, 1967; About Time, 1970; Edward Thomas in Heaven, 1974; Life before Death, 1979; Selected Poems, 1982; Presences, 1987; An Enchantment, 1992; Collected Poems, 1992. NOVELS: A Song and Dance, 1968; A Happy Man, 1972; People and Weather, 1978; Only By Mistake, 1986. FOR CHILDREN: Scarf Jack, 1978; The Irish Captain, 1979, in U.K. as Rebel for Good, 1980. OTHER: The Perfect Stranger (autobiography), 1966; People and Places (essays), 1988; Finding Connections (travel), 1990; A Book of Consolations, 1992; Voices in Ireland, a Traveller's Literary Companion, 1994; A Kind of Journal (essays), 2003. EDITOR: Collected Poems of Ivor Gurney, 1982; (with J. Michie) The Oxford Book of Short Poems, 1984; The Essential G.K. Chesterton, 1985. Address: c/o PFD, Drury House, 34-43 Russell St, London WC2B 5HA, England.