Lived 23.06.1930 - 22.04.2021.
Anthony Thwaite OBE was an English poet and critic, professor and broadcaster.

Thwaite joined the BBC as a graduate trainee, spending eight years there, first as a radio producer then as Literary Editor of The Listener. In 1965, he spent two years as an assistant professor at the University of Libya in Benghazi and in 1967 become the Literary Editor of the New Statesman. In 1968 he won the Richard Hillary Memorial Prize for The Stones of Emptiness, a collection of poems written during these years. His subsequent career included positions as Henfield Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia, Visiting Professor at Kuwait University, Japan Foundation Fellowship at the University of Tokyo (1985–86), co-editor of Encounter magazine (1973–85) and Poet-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He also spent many years as an editor of the Poetry list at Secker and Warburg, and later as an editorial director of André Deutsch. He was widely known as the editor of his friend Philip Larkin’s collected poems and letters. Thwaite judged many prizes and literary competitions, sat on literature advisory committees for the Arts Council and British Council, presented numerous radio programmes and Writers World on BBC2. Thwaite was a regular book reviewer for The Observer and later for The Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was appointed an OBE for services to poetry in the 1990 New Year Honours.