The Wedding-Guest

The Wedding-Guest

Selected Poems by Keith Bosley

Edited by Owen Lowery and Anthony Rudolf

Selected and introduction by Owen Lowery

Price: £12.00

ISBN: 978-1-910323-98-4

160 pages, Paperback, 135x210mm

Keith Bosley was born in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, in 1937 and grew up in Maidenhead, Berkshire. He was educated at Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School in Marlow (1949–1956) and the Universities of Paris, Caen, and Reading (1956–1960), where he read French.

In 1961 he began working for the BBC, mainly as an announcer on the World Service. In 1978 he was awarded the Finnish State Prize for Translators. In 1980 he became a Corresponding Member of the Finnish Literature Society, and a year later he undertook a Middle East lecture tour for the BBC and the British Council. Other accolades include first prizes in the British Comparative Literature Association’s translation competition of 1982 and, in the same year, the English Goethe Society’s translation competition. In 1991 he was made a Knight First Class of the Order of the White Rose of Finland.

Keith Bosley retired from the BBC in 1993 and lives in Berkshire. For many years he was organist at St Laurence’s Church, Upton-cum-Chalvey. He is married to harpist Satu Salo and has three sons, Ben, Sebastian and Gabriel.