Can writing provide solace and comfort in loss? What makes a life story meaningful to others? Blake Morrison, one of Britain’s best-loved poets and a ground-breaking memoirist, investigates.
Thirty years ago the poet and critic Blake Morrison forged the way for a new genre of confessional memoir with his groundbreaking book And When Did You Last See Your Father?. His latest, Two Sisters, is an even more poignant and profound exploration of family and human frailty, fusing personal storytelling with an examination of sibling relationships in history and literature. Esme Bright sat down with Blake to find out more.