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Kevin Crossley-Holland

Honours

Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
Honorary Fellow of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford
Patron of the Society for Storytelling
President of The School Library Association  (2012-2017)

Honorary Doctor of Letters, Anglia Ruskin University                                                                        Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Worcester                                                                                 Patron of the Story Museum                                                                                                                          Patron of FALCON (Festival of Arts and Literature for the Children of Norfolk)

 

Prizes

The Carnegie Medal, 1986

Arts Council Prize for the Best Book for Young Children, 1966-8                                                            Smarties Prize: Bronze Medal, 2000
The Guardian Children’s Fiction Award, 2001
Tir na n-Og Award, 2001                                                                                                                     EDP/Jarrolds Poetry Prize, 2014

Professional Experience Publishing and Broadcasting

Fiction and Poetry Editor, Macmillan & Co. Ltd. 1962-69
BBC Talks Producer 1972
Editorial Director, Victor Gollancz Ltd., Publishers 1972-77
Editorial Consultant to Boydell & Brewer Ltd, Woodbridge, 1983-89.

Teaching

Lecturer in English, Tufts-in-London Program 1967-78
Lektor in English Language & Literature, University of Regensburg 1979-80
Visiting Professor of English, St. Olaf College, Minnesota, 1987, 1988 (also Fulbright Scholar), 1989
Endowed Chair in the Humanities and Fine Arts, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota 1991-95

Fellowships

Gregory Fellow in Poetry, University of Leeds, 1969-71                                                                                 Arts Council Fellow in Creative Writing, Winchester School of Art 1983 & 1984

British Council Visiting Author

Australia, Canada, India (Writer-in-Residence, University of Madras), Germany, Iceland, Yugoslavia, Malawi, Slovakia, Russia

Committees, etc

Literature Panel, Greater London Arts Association 1973-77; Board of Poetry Book Society 1977-83; Literature Panel, Eastern Arts Association 1983-89 (Chairman 1986-89); Trustee (and Chairman of the Friends 1989-91) of Wingfield Arts and Music 1989-98; Board of Directors, American Composers Forum 1993-97; Steering Committee, King’s Lynn Festival 1997; Co-founder and Chairman, Poetry-next-the-Sea, 1997-2007

PUBLICATIONS

Poems: Collections, Selections and Limited Editions

THE RAIN-GIVER
Andre Deutsch, London, 1972

THE DREAM-HOUSE
Andre Deutsch, London, 1976, Poetry Book Society Choice

BETWEEN MY FATHER AND MY SON (Selection)
Black Willow Press, Minneapolis, 1982

TIME’S ORIEL
Hutchinson, London, 1983

WATERSLAIN
Hutchinson, London, 1986, Poetry Book Society Recommendation Reprinted 1986

THE PAINTING-ROOM
Hutchinson, London, 1988

EAST ANGLIAN POEMS (Selection)
With illustrations by James Dodds
Jardine Press, Stoke by Nayland, 1989

NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1965-1990
Hutchinson, London, 1991

THE LANGUAGE OF YES
Enitharmon, London 1996
Dufour, Pennsylvania, 1996

POEMS FROM EAST ANGLIA (Selection)
Enitharmon, London, 1997

SELECTED POEMS
Enitharmon, London, 2001
Dufour, Pennsylvania, 2001

MOORED MAN: A Cycle of North Norfolk Poems
With Etchings and Watercolours by Norman Ackroyd RA
Trade and de Luxe Editions, Enitharmon, 2006

THE MOUNTAINS OF NORFOLK: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
Enitharmon, London, 2011

THE BREAKING HOUR: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
Enitharmon, London, 2015

VEERING NORTH-EASTERLY                                                                                                                       With paintings by Gillian Crossley-Holland                                                                                             Green Dragon Press, Diss, 2016

Limited Editions

On Approval (Outposts, Dulwich, 1961); My Son (Turret Books, London, 1986); Alderney, The Nunnery (Turret Books, London, 1968); Norfolk Poems with photographs by John Hedgecoe (Academy Editions, London, 1970); Confessional (Sceptre Press, Knotting, 1970); A Dream of a Meeting (Sceptre Press, Knotting, 1970); More Than I Am with a drawing by Ralph Steadman (Steam Press, London 1971); The Wake with a wood engraving by Angela Lemaire (Keepsake Press, London); Petal and Stone (Sceptre Press, Knotting 1975); Above the Spring Line with an etching by Malte Sartorius (Francis Kyle Gallery, 1986); The Seafarer with woodcuts by Inger Lawrance. (Old Stile Press, 1987); Oenone in January with woodcuts by John Lawrence (Old Stile Press, 1988). East Anglian Poems with linocuts by James Dodds (Jardffie Press, 1989); Eleanor’s Advent with woodcuts by Alyson McNeill (Old Stile, 1992); Sea Tongue with collagraphs by Diane Griffiths (Hawthorn Press, 1998); Swarm and Honeycomb with a drawing by Diane Griffiths (Hawthorn Press, 1998); Song of the Moored Man with a drawing by Diane Griffiths (Hawthorn Press, 1998).

Translations

THE BATTLE OF MALDON AND OTHER OLD ENGLISH POEMS
(with an introduction by Bruce Mitchell) Macmillan, London, 1965.
Paperback edition: Macmillan, London, 1967. Reprinted 1974.

BEOWULF (with an introduction by Bruce Mitchell)
Macmillan, London, 1968. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1968
(Noonday Paperback). The Folio Society, 1973.
Reissued by D. S. Brewer, Cambridge, 1977.

STORM AND OTHER OLD ENGLISH RIDDLES
Macmillan, London, 1970. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1970.

THE EXETER BOOK RIDDLES
The Folio Society, London, 1978. Paperback edition: Penguin Classics, Harmondsworth, 1979. Revised edition, 1993.  Enitharmon, London, 2008.

THE ANGLO-SAXON WORLD (Editor and part translator).
Boydell & Brewer, Cambridge, 1982. Reissued 1994. New edition, 2002.
paperback edition: Oxford University Press (World’s Classics), London and New York 1984.

BEOWULF (The Poetry of Legend series). Boydell Press with Phoebe Phillips Editions, Woodbridge, 1987.

THE OLD ENGLISH ELEGIES
The Folio Society, London, 1988.

BEOWULF (Edited with an Introduction by Heather O’Donoghue)
Oxford University Press (World’s Classics), London and New York, 1999.

Memoir

THE HIDDEN ROADS: A MEMOIR OF CHILDHOOD
Quercus Books, London, 2009. Paperback edition, 2010.

Mythology

THE NORSE MYTHS A New Version
Pantheon, New York, 1980. Andre Deutsch, London, 1981. Reissued 1987. Paperback editions: Pantheon, New York, 1981; Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1982. Revised edition, 2011. Seido-Sha, Tokyo, 1984. The Folio Society, London, 1989;  Say Yayinlari, Sirkeci – Istanbul, 2016.

Travel

PIECES OF LAND: A JOURNEY TO EIGHT ISLANDS
Victor Gollancz, London, 1972.

History

THE STONES REMAIN. Megalithic Sites of Britain
With photographs by Andrew Rafferty.                                                                                                   Century Hutchinson (Rider Books), London, 1989.

Drama

THE WUFFINGS (co-authored with lvan Cutting)
Premiere: Eastern Angles Theatre Company, 1997 Runetree Press, London, 1999

For Children

HAVELOK THE DANE
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
Macmillan, London, 1964. Reprinted 1971. Dutton, New York, 1964. Lemniscaat, Rotterdam, 1965. Christofoor, Rotterdam, 1981.

KING HORN
Illustrated by Charles Keeping
Macmillan, London, 1965. Dutton, New York, 1965. Reissued by Boydell Press, Ipswich, 1973.

THE GREEN CHILDREN
Illustrated by Margaret Gordon
Winner of the Arts Council for the Best Book for Young Children 1966-68. Macmillan, London, 1966. Reprinted 1972. Seabury Press, New York 1966. Moscow, 1968 (publishing house unknown).

THE CALLOW PIT COFFER
Illustrated by Margaret Gordon
Macmillan, London, 1968. Seabury Press, New York, 1968.

WORDHOARD (with Jill Paton Walsh)
Macmillan, London, 1969. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1969. Paperback edition: Puffin Books, Harmondsworth, 1972.

THE PEDLAR OF SWAFFHAM
Illustrated by Margaret Gordon
Macmillan, London, 1971. Seabury Press, New York, 1971.

THE SEA STRANGER
Illustrated by Joanna Troughton
Heinemann, London, 1973. Seabury Press, New York, 1973.

GREEN BLADES RISING: THE ANGLO-SAXONS
Andre Deutsch, London, 1974. Seabury Press, New York, 1974.

THE FIRE-BROTHER
Illustrated by Joanna Troughton
Heinemann, London, 1974. Seabury Press, New York, 1975.

THE EARTH-FATHER
Illustrated by Joanna Troughton
Heinemann, London, 1976. Paperback edition: Piccolo Books, London, 1978 (published with The Sea Stranger and The Fire-Brother as one volume).

THE WILDMAN
Illustrated by Charles Keeping
Winner of Francis Williams Prize for artists
Andre Deutsch, London, 1976.

THE DEAD MOON
Illustrated by Shirley Felts
Andre Deutsch, London 1982. Paperback edition: Faber & Faber, London, 1986. Paperback edition: Andre Deutsch, 1990.

BEOWULF
Illustrated by Charles Keeping
Oxford University Press, London and New York, 1982. Paperback edition: Oxford University Press, 1987.  Hans Elzenga, Heemstede, (Netherlands) 1988. An der Este, Buxtehude (Germany) 1992. Drzavna Zalozba (Slovenia) 1993. Nuore Edizioni Romane, Rome, 2007.  Jakkajungsin, Seowl (Korea), 2012.

THE MABINOGION (with Gwyn Thomas)
Illustrated by Margaret Jones
Victor Gollancz, London, 1984. Tuttle, Boston, 1991. Paperback edition: Victor Gollancz, London, 1989.

AXE-AGE, WOLF-AGE: A SELECTION OF NORSE MYTHS
Illustrated by Hannah Firmin
Andre Deutsch, London, 1985. Paperback edition: Faber & Faber, London, 1988.

STORM
Illustrated by Alan Marks.
Winner of the Carnegie Medal
Heinemann, London, 1985. Edition with additional illustrations, 2001. Gwasg Gomer, Llandysul (Wales) 1987. Editions Nathan, Paris, 1989. Holp Shuppan, Tokyo, 1990

THE FOX AND THE CAT: ANIMAL TALES FROM GRIMM (with Susanne Lugert)
Illustrated by Susan Varley
Andersen Press, London, 1985. Lothrop, New York, 1985. Paperback edition: Beaver, London, 1987.

BRITISH FOLK TALES
Illustrated by Peter Melnyczuk
Orchard, London, 1987. Orchard, New York, 1987. Ediciones Gaviota, Madrid, 1991. Paperback selection (British and Irish Folk Tales): Orchard, London, 1990. Trade paperback edition: Orchard, London, 1991. Paperback selection (The Dark Horseman): Orchard, London, 1995. Reissued in paperback under the title The Magic Lands (Orion, 2001).

THE QUEST FOR OLWEN (with Gwyn Thomas)
Illustrated by Margaret Jones
Lutterworth Press, Cambridge, 1988.

BOO! GHOSTS AND GRAVEYARDS
Illustrated by Peter Melnyczuk
Orchard, London, 1988.

DATHERA DAD: FAIRY TALES
Illustrated by Peter Melnyczuk
Orchard, London, 1988.

SMALL-TOOTH DOG: WONDER TALES
Illustrated by Peter Melnyczuk
Orchard, London, 1988.

PIPER AND POOKA: BOGGARTS AND BOGLES
Illustrated by Peter Melnyczuk
Orchard, London, 1988.

WULF
Illustrated by Gareth Floyd
Faber & Faber, London, 1988

UNDER THE SUN AND OVER THE MOON
Illustrated by Ian Penney
Orchard, London, 1989. Putnam, New York, 1989. Doubleday, Canada, 1989. Paperback edition: Orchard, London, 1991.

SLEEPING NANNA
Illustrated by Peter Melnyczuk
Orchard, London, 1989. Thode, Randers (Denmark) 1989. Ideals, New York 1990. Paperback edition: Orchard, London, 1991.

SEA TONGUE
Illustrated by Clare Challice
BBC Publications, London, 1991.

TALES FROM EUROPE
Illustrated by Lesley Buckingham, Phyllis Mahon and Emma Whiting.
BBC Publications, London, 1991. Paperback edition: BBC Publications, London, 1992. Paperback edition (Tales from the Old World): Dolphin Books, London, 2000. Hachette, France, 2005.

LONG TOM AND THE DEAD HAND
Illustrated by Shirley Felts
Andre Deutsch, London, 1992.

THE TALE OF TALIESIN (with Gwyn Thomas)
Illustrated by Margaret Jones
Victor Gollancz, London, 1992

THE LABOURS OF HERAKLES
Illustrated by Peter Utton
Orion Books, London, 1993. Mondadori, Milan, 1994.

THE GREEN CHILDREN
Illustrated by Alan Marks
Oxford University Press, London, 1994. Paperback edition: Oxford University Press, 1997, Seido-sha, Tokyo, 1998.

THE OLD STORIES: TALES FROM EAST ANGLIA AND THE FEN COUNTRY
Illustrated by John Lawrence
Colt Books, Cambridge, 1997. Paperback edition: Dolphin Books, London, 2000. Reissued, 2004.

SHORT! A BOOK OF VERY SHORT STORIES
Winner of the Oak Award, Nottingham Libraries,
Oxford University Press, London 1998. Paperback edition: Oxford University Press, London, 1998.

THE KING WHO WAS AND WILL BE
Illustrated by Peter Malone
Orion Books, London, 1998. Dutton (under the title King Arthur and His Court), New York, 1999. Urachhaus, Germany, 1999 Christofoor, Netherlands, 1999; Hachette, France; NW Damm, Norway, 2001 Tammi, Finland, 2002; Alfabeta, Sweden, 2002, Paperback edition: Dolphin Books, London, 1999.
See also King Arthur’s World.

ARTHUR: THE SEEING STONE
Winner of The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
Winner of the Tir na n-Og Award
Winner of the Smarties Prize Bronze Medal

Orion Books, London, 2000. Paperback edition, Orion Books, 2001.
Scholastic (Arthur A. Levine Books), New York, 2001. Host, Denmark, 2001; N.W.Damm, Norway, 2001; Urachhaus, Germany, 2001; Lemniscaat, Netherlands, 2001; Tammi, Finland, 2001: Alfabeta, Sweden, 2001; Hachette, France, 2002; Salani, Italy, 2002; Sony, Japan, 2002 – Hardback edition; Kadokawa, Japan, 2003 – Paperback edition; Lyon, Portugal, 2003; Editions Passage, Hungary, 2002; Hed Arzi, Israel, 2004; Ediciones B (Castilian) Spain, 2002; Gruppo 62 (Catalan) Spain, 2002. Bluebird, Korea, 2002; Nanmee Books, Thailand, 2002; Psichogios, Greece, 2002. Egmont, Russia, 2005. Wisdom and Knowledge, Taiwan, 2004. Laguna, Serbia and Montenegro, 2006. Nemira, Romania, 2008, and other editions. Educational Edition, Collins, 2001.

ENCHANTMENT
Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark
Orion Books, London, 2000. Paperback edition: Orion Books, London, 2001

THE UGLY DUCKLING
Illustrated by Meilo So
Orion Books, London, 2001. Random House, New York, 2001. Hansol, Korea, 2001. Soderstrom, Finland, 2001.

ARTHUR: AT THE CROSSING-PLACES
Orion Books, London, 2001.
Paperback edition, Orion Books, 2002. Scholastic (Arthur A. Levine Books) New York, 2002. Paperback edition, 2004.
Foreign publishers as listed for The Seeing Stone.

VIKING! MYTHS OF GODS AND MONSTERS
Orion Books, London, 2002. Paperback edition, 2003 Host, Denmark, 2003; Gallimard, France, 2004.

ARTHUR: KING OF THE MIDDLE MARCH
Orion Books, London, 2003. Paperback edition, Orion Books, 2004.
Scholastic (Arthur A. Levine Books) New York 2002. Paperback edition, 2006).
Foreign publishers as listed for The Seeing Stone.

KING ARTHUR’S WORLD (text as for THE KING WHO WAS AND WILL BE)
Illustrated by Hamesh Alles
Orion Books, London 2004. Lemniscaat, Netherlands, 2005.

HOW MANY MILES TO BETHLEHEM?
Illustrated by Peter Malone
Orion Books, London, 2004. Scholastic, New York, 2004. Alfabeta, Sweden, 2004. Christofoor, Netherlands, 2004. Gautier-Languereau, France, 2004. Papadopoulos, Greece, 2005.

GATTY’S TALE                                                                                                                                            Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal
Orion Books, London,  October 2006.  Paperback, 2007.  Scholastic (Arthur A. Levine Books), New York, 2007 (published under the title of CROSSING TO PARADISE).

OUTSIDERS
Orion Books, London 2006.Paperback 2007.

WATERSLAIN ANGELS
Orion Books, London, 2008. Paperback, 2009.

THOR AND THE MASTER OF MAGIC
Barrington Stoke, Edinburgh, 2008.  Gallimard, Paris, 2011.

SHORT TOO!
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011.

BRACELET OF BONES
Quercus Books, London, 2011.  Paperback, 2012.  Moscow, 2012.  Bellona, Warsaw, 2015.

SCRAMASAX
Quercus Books, London, 2012.  Paperback, 2013.  Moscow, 2013.  Bellona, Warsaw, 2015.

STARS OF MINE
Barrington Stoke (Little Gems), London, 2013.

HEARTSONG                                                                                                                                            Illustrated by Jane Ray                                                                                                                              Hachette, London, 2015.  Paperback, 2016.  BL, Tokyo, 2015.  Bruno, Madrid, 2016.

THE RIDDLEMASTER                                                                                                                          Illustrations by Stephane Jorisch                                                                                                                Tradewind Books, Vancouver, 2016.

NORSE MYTHS : TALES OF ODIN, THOR AND LOKI                                                                               Illustrations by Jeffrey Alan Love                                                                                                                     Walker Studio, London, 2017.  Candlewick, New York, 2017.  Lemniscaat, Rotterdam, 2018.

General Editor

THE MIRROR OF BRITAIN
Andre Deutsch, London and Seabury Press, New York, 1974-79.
A cultural history of the British Isles in ten volumes.
Authors include Jill Paton Walsh, Anthony Thwaite, Richard Barber,
Leon Garfield, C. Walter Hodges, Kirsty Mcleod, David Snodin,
Margaret Drabble, Marina Warner and Kevin Crossley-Holland.

Editor

RUNNING TO PARADISE: AN INTRODUCTORY SELECTION OF THE POEMS OF W.B. YEATS
Macmillan, London, 1967. Macmillan, New York, 1967.

WINTER’S TALES FOR CHILDREN 3
Macmillan, London, 1967.

WINTER’S TALES 14
Macmillan, London, 1968. St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1968.

NEW POETRY 2 (with Patricia Beer)
The Arts Council, London, 1976.

THE FABER BOOK OF NORTHERN LEGENDS
Faber & Faber, London and New York, 1977.
Paperback edition: Faber & Faber, 1983.

THE FABER BOOK OF NORTHERN FOLK-TALES
Faber & Faber, London and New York, 1980.
Paperback edition: Faber & Faber, 1983.

THE RIDDLE BOOK
Macmillan, London, 1982.

FOLK-TALES OF THE BRITISH ISLES
The Folio Society, London, 1985. Faber & Faber, London, 1986.
Pantheon, New York, 1988. Paperback edition: Pantheon, 1988.

THE OXFORD BOOK OF TRAVEL VERSE
Oxford University Press, London and New York, 1986.
Paperback edition: Oxford University Press, 1989.

NORTHERN LIGHTS. LEGENDS, SAGAS AND FOLK-TALES
Faber & Faber, London, 1987.

MEDIEVAL LOVERS. A Book of Days.
Phoebe Phillips with Century Benham, London, 1988. Reprinted 1988. Weidenfield & Nicholson, New York, 1988. Reprinted 1988, 1989. Collins Australia, Sydney 1988. Quellenbandschen, St. Gallen (Switzerland), 1989. Editions Solar, Paris, 1989.

MEDIEVAL GARDENS. A Book of Days.
Garamond, London, 1990. Rizzoli, New York, 1990. Editions Solar, Paris, 1991.

PETER GRIMES: THE POOR OF THE BOROUGH
The Folio Society, London, 1990.

THE YOUNG OXFORD BOOK OF FOLK-TALES
Oxford University Press, London, 1998. Paperback edition: two volumes entitled THE FISH THAT LAUGHED and THE NIGHTINGALE THAT SHRIEKED, Oxford University Press, 2002.

THE NEW EXETER BOOK OF RIDDLES (with Lawrence Sail).
Enitharmon, London, 1999. Reprinted 1999.

LIGHT UNLOCKED. Christmas Card Poems (with Lawrence Sail).
Illustrated by John Lawrence.
Enitharmon, London, 2005. Reissued, 2017.

WORDS AND MUSIC

Libretti

THE GREEN CHILDREN
Music by Nicola LeFanu.
Libretto, Vocal Score and Orchestral Score, Novello, London 1990, 1998.
Premieres: King’s Lynn Festival 1990 and The Twin Cities Opera Guild, World Theatre, St. Paul, U.S.A., 1991. Performances: Bristol, 1995; York, 1998; Buxton, 2002, Summer Music on the Shannon, Ireland, 2004 and 2012.

THE WILDMAN
Music by Nicola LeFanu.
Libretto, Boydell and Brewer, Cambridge, 1995.
Vocal Score and Orchestral Score, Novello, London, 1995.
Premiere: Aldeburgh Festival, 1995
Performances: Oxford, Huddersfield, Orkney (St. Magnus Festival) and Bury St. Edmunds, 1995.

THE SAILOR’S TALE
Music by Rupert Bawden
Premiere: The Yorke Trust, Norfolk, 2002.
Recording: NMC, 2004 (CD).

Musical Settings

A KNOT OF RIDDLES
Music by Sir Arthur Bliss, Master of the Queen’s Musick
Novello, London, 1964.
Premiere: John Shirley-Quirk, Cheltenham Festival, 1964.

THE BALTIC SPRAT
Music by Albert Chatterly
Novello, London, 1977

RIDDLES
Music by William Mathias
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1992.
Premiere: King’s Singers, Vancouver, 1989.

THIS WINTER’S WORLD
Music by Michael Ball

THE DREAM OF THE ROOD
Music by James Callahan
Premiere: St. Paul, U.S.A., 1994.

LISTENING FOR YOUR NAME: IMAGES OF CHILDHOOD
Music by Donald Betts.
Premiere: Maria Jette, The Schubert Club, St. Paul, U.S.A., 1994.

SOFT FOOTFALLS: (SONG OF THE ANASAZI)
Music by Anne Kilstofte
Premiere: Dale Warland Singers, St. Paul, U.S.A., 1995.

FOUR ADVENT CAROLS
Music by Stephen Paulus
Premiere: St. Thomas Liturgical Choir, St. Paul, U.S.A., 1995.

TWO RIDDLES
Music by Nicola LeFanu
Premiere: Wilmslow, 1996.

THE PHILOSOPHER BIRD
Music by Peter Crossley-Holland
Premiere: Wilmslow, 1996.                                                                                                                                  CD : Music of Peter Crossley-Holland : Pianoforte Solos, Bristol, 2000.

PILGRIM JESUS
Music by Stephen Paulus
European American Music Corporation, Pennsylvania,
1996 Premiere: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, King’s College, Cambridge, 1996.
U.S.A. Premiere: King’s College, Cambridge, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1997.
See also under Recordings.

THE NINE GIFTS
Music by Steve Heitzeg
Premiere: Chanticleer, San Francisco, 1998.
Stone Circle Music, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1998.

CROSSING-PLACES
Music by James Callahan
Premiere: St. Paul, Minnesota, 1999.

THE EARTH’S EMBRACE
Music by Andrew Simpson
Premiere: BBC Symphony Chorus,
Cheltenham, 1999.

MUSIC FOR AN EMPTY SKY
Music by Philip Cashian
Premiere: The Ionian Singers, 2000.

GENERATIONS OF AIR
Music by William Drew-Battye
Bungay Choral Society, 2001.

THE RETURN OF KING RAEDWALD
Music by Lynne Plowman
Premiere: London Mozart Players, 2001.

WATERSLAIN
Music by Jon Payne.
Premiere: Ruth Peel, 2004.

SEA CHANGES
Music by Janet Wheeler.
Premiere: Saffron Waldon Choral Society, 2004.
See also under Recordings.

THE DEATH OF BALDER
Music by Bernard Hughes.                                                                                                                     Premiere :  BBC Singers

JESUS, SPRINGING
Music by Giles Swayne.
Premiere: Clare College Cambridge, 2009.

HUBBUB
Music by Giles Swayne.
Premiere: Clare College, Cambridge, 2010.

THE WORD
Music by Giles Swayne.
Premiere: Clare College, Cambridge, 2010.

THE HEART-IN-WAITING
Music by Tom Smail
Premiere: St George’s, Hanover Square, 2010.

FOUR CAROLS
Music by Bob Chilcott
Premieres: National Cathedral, Washington, USA; Harrow School; Wells Cathedral.

WHITE STARS GREEN LEAVES
Music by Lynne Plowman.
Premiere, 2011.

STILE AND STUMP : FIVE SONGS                                                                                                           Geoffrey Allen                                                                                                                                                  The Keys Press, Mount Lawley, Western Australia, 2007

SPEAKING OF THE SNOW : A SONG CYCLE                                                                                                   The Keys Press, Mount Lawley, Western Australia, 2007

A MEDIEVAL BESTIARY                                                                                                                                       Bernard Hughes                                                                                                                                        Premiere:  BBC Singers, St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, 2011                                                                 CD:  Hyperion Records

A PRAYER TO SAINT EDMUND                                                                                                                    Jonathan Baker                                                                                                                                     Premiere:  Hoxne, 2013

THE WELLSPRING                                                                                                                                           Bob Chilcott                                                                                                                                                     Oxford University Press, 2015

JESUS SPRINGING                                                                                                                                       Bernard Hughes                                                                                                                                         Premiere: St. James, Piccadilly (RCM Choir), 2016

A TIME FOR ALL SEASONS : BEFORE WORDS FAIL                                                                                         Music by Cecilia McDowall                                                                                                                      Premiere: Harlow Choir, Chelmsford Cathedral, 2016                                                                                 Oxford University Press, 2016

AS EACH LEAF TREMBLES                                                                                                                                   Music by Cecilia McDowall                                                                                                                        Premiere: St Paul’s Cathedral (Barnardo’s 150th Anniversary)                                                               Oxford University Press, 2016

MY PERFECT STRANGER                                                                                                                           Music by Bob Chilcott                                                                                                                             Premiere: Milton Court, Barbican, 2016                                                                                                  Oxford University Press, 2016                                                                                                                         CD: Signum

 

RADIO, TELEVISION AND FILM

Radio

Numerous programmes for BBC Radio 3 and 4 including:

1. Talks: The Music of Life (series); The Music of Work (series); Silent Night: Fog and Moonshine: British Ghost Stories.

2. Features R.S. Thomas at 70; The Weaver of Time: A Celebration of the Work of George Mackay Brown; The First Malawi Literary Festival; Interrogating Silence; What is the Difference between a Raven and a Writing Desk?

3. Drama Arthur’s Knight: The Redeeming of Sir Thomas Malory (six-part series); and eleven radio plays for children.

4. Sundry Introductions to, and translations of, Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, The Dream of the Rood, The Exeter Book Riddles and other Anglo-Saxon poems; compiler and presenter of With Great Pleasure: presenter of Poetry Now, Time for Verse and Poetry Please; Contributor to Critics Forum, A Good Read, Kaleidoscope, Meridian, Night Waves, Treasure Islands, Woman’s Hour, Front Row, Open Book. Regular contributor to Minnesota Public Radio as one of the ‘Voices from the Heartland’.

Television Writer and presenter of four documentary features:
The Seven Burnhams-by-the-Sea (BBC 1978)
The Lambton Worm (BBC and BBC 1 1983)
Waterslain (Anglia 1987)
The Painting-Room: Three Artists in Constable Country (Anglia 1988)
Co-writer of scripts for three series for primary schools:
Tales from Europe (BBC 1991)
The Anglo-Saxons (BBC 1992). Winner of the Royal Television Society Award
The Labours of Herakles (Channel 4 1993)

A NORFOLK MAN  30-minute feature film directed by David Cohen, 2017

RECORDINGS AND ARCHIVE

Recordings

Beowulf (Argo) LP
(LP, CD and Audio Cassette) The Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems (Argo) LP                British Folk Tales (Chivers, 1993). Read by Martin Jarvis. AC                                                                Arthur: The Seeing Stone. Abridged version, Orion, 2000. Read by Sam West. AC and CD. Unabridged version, Chivers, 2001. Read by Michael Maloney                                                                                      Arthur: At the Crossing-Places. Abridged version, Orion, 2001. Read by Sam West. AC and CD. Unabridged version, Chivers, 2001. Read by Michael Maloney.                                                              Arthur: King of the Middle March. Abridged version, Orion 2003. Read by Sam West. AC and CD. Unabridged version, Chivers 2003. Read by Michael Maloney.                                                                   The Magic Lands. 3 ACs. Orion 2001 and 2002. Read by Kevin Crossley-Holland, James Macpherson and Patience Tomlinson.                                                                                                                                       Sea Changes. (Latterly Sea Tongue). Music by Janet Wheeler. CD Orme Recordings, 2004.                     The Sailor’s Tale. Opera with music by Rupert Bawden. NMC. 2004.                                                     Poems. CD. Read by Kevin Crossley-Holland. The Poetry Archive, 2005. (info@poetryarchive.org).         On Christmas Day. Carols commissioned specially for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. (includes Pilgrim Jesus) CD. EMI Classics.                                                    Thor and the Master of Magic. Read by Alistair Petrie. Oakhill Children’s Audiobooks, 2009.         Waterslain Angels. Read by Patience Tomlinson. Oakhill Children’s Audiobooks, 2009.                  Chilcott:  In Winter’s Arms (Signum Classics, SIGCD512), 2017

 

Archive

Poetry, Translations, Mythology, Travel and Writing for Children acquired by the Brotherton Collection of the University of Leeds.                                                                                                                       Writing for Children acquired by the Lillian H. Smith and Osborne Collections, Toronto Public Library, Canada.                                                                                                                                                        Under the Sun and Over the Moon: The Kerlan Collection. University of Minnesota, U.S.A.

Exhibition

Telling the Tides: a writer’s life. (A touring exhibition of mss. letters, artwork and memorabilia drawn from Kevin Crossley Holland’s archive) Brazen Head Gallery, Burnham Market, 1998; Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, 1998; Leeds University Art Gallery, 1999.