Philip Larkin

Philip  Larkin

In 1922, Philip Larkin was born in Coventry. He also published two novels, Jill and A Girl in Winter, and two books of collected journalism, All What Jazz: A Record Diary and Necessary Writing: Assorted Prose, in addition to his volumes of poetry, which include The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings, and High Windows. From 1955 until his death in 1985, he worked as a librarian at the University of Hull. He was the most well-known poet of his period, receiving numerous awards such as the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry and the WH Smith Award.