Elliot, Alistair 1932-

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ELLIOT, Alistair 1932-

PERSONAL: Born October 13, 1932, in Liverpool, England; son of James Adam and Gladys (Haynes) Elliot; married Barbara Demaine, 1956; children: William, Matthew. Education: Christ Church, Oxford, B.A., 1955, M.A., 1958.

ADDRESSES: Home and office—27 Hawthorn Rd., Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE3 4DE, England. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: English Children's Theatre, London, England, actor and stage manager, 1957-59; Kensington Public Library, Kensington, England, library assistant, 1959-61; University of Keele, Keele, England, assistant cataloging librarian, 1961-65; Pahlavi University, Shiraz, Iran, assistant acquisitions librarian, 1965-67; University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, special collections librarian, 1967-82; translator and writer, 1983—.

AWARDS, HONORS: Fellow, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1979; Prudence Farmer Award, New Statesman, 1983 and 1991; fellow of Ingram Merrill Foundation and Djerassi Foundation, both 1983; Cholmondeley Award, Society of Authors, 2000.



Contentions, Ceolfrith Press (London, England), 1977.

Kisses: Poems, Ceolfrith Press (London, England), 1978.

Talking Back, Secker & Warburg (London, England), 1982.

Talking to Bede (poem, with annotations), Mid Northumberland Arts Group (Ashington, England), 1982.

On the Appian Way, Secker & Warburg (London, England), 1984.

My Country: Collected Poems, Carcanet Press (Manchester, England), 1989.

Turning the Stones, Carcanet Press (Manchester, England), 1993.

Facing Things, Carcanet Press (Manchester, England), 1997.


Euripides, Alcestis, Chandler Publishing, 1965.

Heinrich Heine, The Lazarus Poems, Carcanet Press (Manchester, England), 1979.

Paul Verlaine, Femmes/Hombres: Women/Men, Anvil Press (London, England), 1979.

French Love Poems, Bloodaxe Books (Tarset, Northumberland, England), 1991.

Euripides, Medea (play; produced in London, England, at Almeida Theatre, 1992, then on Broadway, Longacre Theatre, 1994), Oberon Books (London, England), 1993.

Italian Landscape Poems, Bloodaxe Books (Tarset, Northumberland, England), 1993.

(And author of notes) Paul Valery, La Jeune Parque, Bloodaxe Books (Tarset, Northumberland, England), 1997.

Roman Food Poems, Prospect Books (England), 2003.


(Compiler, with others) Short-title List of the Sandes Library (Kendal Grammar School) Deposited in Newcastle University Library, Library, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England) 1969.

(Compiler) Poems by James I and Others: From a Manuscript Miscellany in Newcastle University Library, Eagle Press, 1970.

(Editor) Virgil, The Georgics, translated by John Dryden, Mid Northumberland Arts Group (Ashington, England), 1981.



Times Literary Supplement, October 21, 1977; September 30, 1983; August 22, 1997.