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Jenny Joseph

Jenny Joseph was born in 1932 in Birmingham. She was a scholar at St Hilda's College, Oxford, and has been a newspaper reporter, a pub landlady, and a lecturer. She was first published by John Lehmann in the 1950s. The Unlooked-For Season (Scorpion Press, 1960) won a Gregory Award; Rose in the Afternoon (Dent, 1974) the Cholmondeley Award; and Persephone (Bloodaxe, 1986), the James Tait Black Award.