Fiona MacCarthy

With her widely acclaimed book Eric Gill, published in 1989, Fiona MacCarthy established herself as one of the leading writers of biography in Britain. John Carey called it ‘a wonderfully detailed account of Gill’s personality – so vivid, you feel you know just what it would have been like to visit him at one of his patriarchal communes’.

Her biography of Byron was described by A. N. Wilson as ‘a flawless triumph’ and by Mark Bostridge as ‘one of the great literary biographies of our time’.

Also a well-known broadcaster and critic, Fiona MacCarthy writes for the Guardian and is currently working on the sequel to her life of William Morris – an eagerly anticipated new biography of Edward Burne-Jones.


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