Philip Larkin Society
I’ve been invited to be an Honorary Vice President of the Philip Larkin Society, which is a huge honour. I’ll be joining an august band of PL admirers including Grayson Perry, Andrew Motion, Tom Courtenay and my old tutor at Hull University, Professor James Booth. It’s a very exciting time as the PLS is aiming to become a more substantial literary society, and I am so thrilled to help it achieve this ambition. It’s a very meaningful invitation and I am looking forward hugely to understanding more about this enigmatic poet for whom the remote and unique city of Hull was both muse and escape.