Bryan Appleyard

Judged: Apr-Jun 2007

Bryan Appleyard

Bryan Appleyward was born in 1951 in Manchester, England. He was educated at the Bolton School and King’s College, Cambridge. As a journalist he is currently a special feature writer for The Sunday Times. He has also written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Daily Telegraph, Spectator, New Statesman, and many other publications. His books include The Culture Club: Crisis in the Arts; Richard Rogers: a Biography; The Pleasures of Peace: Art and Imagination in Postwar Britain; Understanding the Present: Science and the Soul of Modern Man; The First Church of the New Millennium: a novel; Aliens: Why They Are Here; and How to Live Forever or Die Trying: on the New Immortality. He is three times feature writer of the year in the British Press Awards and a former fellow of the World Economic Forum. He is married with one daughter, and currently lives in London and Norfolk.


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    • First Place

      Not a Poem of Crows
      by Ken Ashworth
      The Waters

      Second Place

      Resolution to Laugh More
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      Third Place

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      by Alison Armstrong-Webber
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      Second Place

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      Third Place

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