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In Memoriam - Dr Dominic Hibberd

August 29th 2012    Category: General

The Wilfred Owen Association’s Committee was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dr Dominic Hibberd.  Dr Hibberd passed away on 12 August 2012 after a long illness. He was seventy.

Dominic Hibberd will be remembered as the second biographer of Wilfred Owen and as a penetrating analyst of Owen’s work. He was one of the WOA’s Vice Presidents.

Dr Hibberd was a graduate of King’s College, Cambridge and taught at universities in Britain, the U.S.A., and China before becoming a full-time writer. His biographies of Wilfred Owen (2002) and Harold Monro (2001) were highly praised, as was his critical study, Owen the Poet (1982). His most recent publication was the anthology The Winter of the World: Poems of the First World War (2007), edited by John Onions.

A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Dr Hibberd also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Cambridge. 

An appropriate event to remember Dominic Hibberd and his work will be announced in the next few months and details will be posted on this website as soon as they are available.  A full obituary will also be published here shortly.

Selected obituaries

Dominic Hibberd

Daily Telegraph, 17 September 2012

Dominic Hibberd obituary

Leading authority on the life and work of the war poet Wilfred Owen.

Guardian, 12 September 2012

Dr Dominic Hibberd: expert on war poets

Oxford Mail, 30 August 2012



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