Blue plaque in Manchester will honour Anthony Burgess

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/the-northerner/2012/oct/10/manchester-anthonyburgess

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A blue plaque will be unveiled in honour of the Manchester-born authorAnthony Burgess, the first public recognition of his astonishing literary success.

The plaque will be unveiled today at Manchester University, where the enduringly popular Burgess studied more than seven decades ago. It will be preceded by the first performance of a trumpet fanfare he wrote as a birthday present to his son, Andrew Burgess Wilson. It was discovered recently by staff at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester.

With the exception of a plaque outside Burgess’s former flat in Monaco[where he lived for 17 years] there is no other British tribute to the author, who died in 1993.

At the foundation, which opened last year, a vast body of previously unseen work was unveiled that proved how important Burgess was beyond A Clockwork Orange. The foundation is a creative hub in a listed former mill building, with an archive of thousands of Burgess’s books, personal papers and objects.

 

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