Gabriel Woolf is one of the country’s most distinguished readers and actors. He has presented literary programmes across the English-speaking world, including major tours of the USA, and has performed in Britain for every major arts festival. He has edited and read over forty novels on the radio.
His performances include portraits of Dickens, Tennyson, Kipling, Keats, George Eliot, Rupert Brooke, W H Auden, John Betjeman and Henry James.
With his annual visits to Chichester Literary Society, members have been fortunate to enjoy many of these and other literary portraits.
In 2012 Gabriel and Linda Hart performed ‘The English Years of Robert Frost’ for the Beaconsfield Society and the Autumn in Malvern festival. The following year they delighted the society with readings from ’84 Charing Cross Road.’
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One they performed ‘Behind the Lines’, a programme of prose and poetry in St George’s Church, reading some of the less well-known works as well as the familiar poems of the war poets such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.
Gabriel was president of the Alliance of Literary Societies for more than a decade, and also president of the International Dickens fellowship and the Arthur Ransome Society