5 Facts About Ted Hughes

Here are 5 facts about Ted Hughes

  • He was born on 17 August 1930 in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire, England
  • His birth name was Edward James Hughes but was known as Ted Hughes
  • He was a poet and children's writer
  • His last poetic work, Birthday Letters written in 1998, explored his complex relationship with his wife who committed suicide in 1963
  • The Ted Hughes Award for new work in poetry was established in 2009
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