William Bedford’s poetry, short stories and essays have appeared in magazines around the world, including the Daily Telegraph, Encounter, Harpers & Queen, Independent Magazine, London Magazine, London Review of Books, The Nation (New York), Poetry Review, Punch, Tribune, and The Washington Times. He received an Arts Council Major Bursary for Poetry 1978, Society of Authors Award 1993, Yorkshire and Humberside Arts Award 1993 and a Yorkshire Arts Award in 2000. He has published novels for adults: Happiland (runner-up for the Guardian Fiction Prize 1990), All Shook Up, Catwalking, The Lost Mariner and The Freedom Tree; and for children: Golden Gallopers, Nightworld, The Joy Riders, Esme’s Owl, The Stowaway, Whitemen and The Glow-worm Who Lost Her Glow, as well as dramatisations and radio drama, and several volumes of poetry. His novels have appeared in Italy, Germany, Canada, America and Korea. In 2008, he joined the Editorial Board of Poetry Salzburg Review. Collecting Bottle Tops: Selected Poems 1960-2008 was published in January 2009. His selected short stories and non-fiction None of the Cadillacs was Pink was published in October 2009 by Solidus.
Oxford Brookes University 2008-11