My father, Roy Shaw, died on 15 May 2012, aged 93.
Informed appreciations of his life and work can be found as follows:
- by Richard Hoggart in The Guardian, and further comments in The Guardian by Simon Hoggart (and again), Ian Searle and Paul Oestreicher, together with letters by Jane Robinson and Robert Hutchison
- by Francis Beckett in The Independent
- in The Times (paywall)
- in The Tablet
- on the Arts Council website
There was also an obituary in the Daily Telegraph.
In his final year my father wrote a partial draft of an autobiography, which was completed after his death by my mother, Gwen Shaw, and published privately by her under the title ‘Catching the Rope: A Memoir of the Early Years 1918-46′ (2012).