Blake Morrison

The Executor
  • The Executor

  • 'Exquisitely metered, intimate and yet profound, glimmeringly intelligent…A worthwhile, interesting and impressive achievement’ Edward Docx, Guardian

    What matters most: fidelity or art? Marriage or friendship? The wishes of the living or the talents of the dead?

    Literary executor Matt Holmes finds himself considering these questions sooner than he thinks when his friend, the poet Robert Pope, dies unexpectedly. A trail of clues Rob has left within his archives leads Matt to a series of shocking discoveries that begins to unsettle everything he thought he knew about his friend. Should Matt conceal what he has found or share it? After all, it’s not just Rob’s reputation that could be transformed forever…

Born in Yorkshire, Blake Morrison is a poet, novelist, critic, journalist and librettist. He is the author of two bestselling memoirs, And When Did You Last See Your Father? (winner of the J.R. Ackerley Prize for Autobiography and the Esquire Award for Non-Fiction) and Things My Mother Never Told Me, the novels The Justification of Johann Gutenberg, South of the River and The Last Weekend, and a study of the Bulger Case, As If. His first collection, Dark Glasses, was a Poetry Book Society Choice and won the Somerset Maugham Award. He lives in South London, and is Professor of Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College.