Dom Moraes

(1938—2004) poet and writer

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prolific and widely travelled Indian poet and writer, born in Bombay, educated at Oxford. A Beginning (1957), his first book of poems, made him the youngest poet to win the Hawthornden Prize. His other volumes of poetry include John Nobody (1965) and Bedlam and Others (1967); his autobiographical memoir, My Son's Father (1968), was hailed as a minor classic by Spender.

Subjects: Literature.

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