Writing the Lives of Writers ponders that strange ventriloquized dialogue between biographers and their subjects, a dialogue all the stranger when the subject is a writer. It contains 22 essays by internationally distinguished scholars and biographers including Martin C. Battestin, Isobel Grundy, John Haffenden, Hermione Lee, Lawrence Lipking, Ray Monk, Hazel Rowley, Max Saunders, Martin Stannard and John Worthen. They tackle the lives of Chaucer, Tyndale, More, Fielding and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Wordsworth, Henry James, Ford Madox Ford, Yeats, Lawrence, Dorothy Richardson, Virginia Woolf, Malcolm Lowry, F.R. Leavis, Richard Wright and Brian Penton.
ANTONY ATKINS Lecturer in English, University of Reading MARTIN C. BATTESTIN Professor of English, University of Virginia, Charlottesville GORDON BOWKER freelance writer PATRICK BUCKRIDGE Senior Lecturer in English, Griffith University DAVID DANIELL Emeritus Professor of English, University of London DAVID ELLIS Professor of English Literature, University of Kent at Canterbury ISOBEL GRUNDY Professor of English, University of Alberta JOHN HAFFENDEN Professor of English, University of Sheffield RUTH KENNEDY Lecturer in English, Royal Holloway, University of London HERMIONE LEE Professor of English, University of York LAWRENCE LIPKING Chester D. Tripp Professor of the Humanities, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois IAN MACKILLOP Reader in English Literature, University of Sheffield RAY MONK Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Southampton MARK ROBSON Lecturer, School of English, University of Leeds HAZEL ROWLEY Emeritus Senior Lecturer in Literature and Communication, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia RICHARD SALMON Lecturer in English Literature, School of English, University of Leeds MAX SAUNDERS Lecturer in English, King's College, University of London MARK STANNARD Professor of English, University of Leicester JOHN WILLIAMS Reader in Literary Studies, University of Greenwich JOANNE WINNING has recently completed her Doctorate at Birkbeck College, University of London JOHN WORTHEN Professor of D.H. Lawrence Studies, University of Nottingham.