The death of Ted Hughes was followed by a flurry of posthumous summaries of his career and assessments of his achievements. The Guardian included the news of Hughes’s death on its front page,1 and obituaries and tributes were published in both British and international newspapers and periodicals. Authors paying tribute in British and Irish newspapers included Katherine Viner in the Guardian; John Redmond and Alan Sillitoe, also in the Guardian; Peter Forbes in The Financial Times; Sandra Barwick in the Daily Telegraph; Boyd Tonkin, Ruth Padel and Lachlan Mackinnon in the Independent; William Scammell in the Independent on Sunday; A. Alvarez in The Observer; Glenys Roberts in the Daily Mail; John Carey in the Sunday Times; Heather Neill in the Times Educational Supplement; John Bayley and Anthony Thwaite in the Times Literary Supplement; and Rosita Boland in the Irish Times. American writers who published at the same time included Marjorie Miller in the Los Angeles Times, Sarah Lyall in the New York Times and Marina Warner in Time. Le Monde also featured an article by Geneviève Brisac.
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