Henry Reed: An Introduction
Henry Reed (1914-1986) was a teacher, translator, journalist, poet, playwright and radio broadcaster. He was born in Birmingham and was educated at King Edward VI School and then at the University of Birmingham. There he associated with the poets like W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice and Walter Allen and was inspired by them to pursue literary activities. During the World War-II, he served the British Army as a Japanese translator. After the World War-II was over Reed worked as a radio broadcaster with the BBC.
Some of his literary works are ‘A Map of Verona‘, ‘Hilda Tablet’, ‘As I Walked Down New Grub Street’, ‘Lessons of the War’ and some others.
He died in 1986.