Biographical Information

Daniel Huws has published his Memories of Ted Hughes 1952–1963 (Richard Hollis, 2010; 54 pages).


Lucas Myers has published The Essential Self: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath (Richard Hollis, 2011).


Since Ted Hughes's death, there have been several memoirs and biographical pieces, some presenting reliable information others grossly misleading.

This section features reviews about several of these publication as well as memoirs, related essays and poems in memory of Ted Hughes.

In addition, I have attempted a bibliography of biographical works.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ted Hughes, there is a "Biographical Sketch" available here, which outlines some of the most important details of Ted Hughes's youth.

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Ehor Boyanowsky: <em>Savage Gods, Silver Ghosts.</em>
ArrayEhor Boyanowsky: Savage Gods, Silver Ghosts

Podcast with Ehor Boyanowsky in which he talks with John Burns about his book, Savage Gods, Silver Ghosts, his relationship with Ted Hughes & more. Included here with kind permission of Douglas & McIntyre. Originally published on 5th Nov. 2009 by Douglas & McIntyre (

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