Alexandra Harris

Alexandra Harris

Cultural historian and writer Alexandra Harris is a brilliant, original and wonderfully engaging voice whose first book, 'Romantic Moderns', was winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2010 and a Somerset Maugham Award.

Since then she has written a short biography of Virginia Woolf as well as many essays and reviews. As a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker, she has presented programmes on subjects including cold, light and fireworks. She is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Liverpool and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She lives in Oxford and Liverpool.


by Alexandra Harris:

Weatherland – Writers and Artists Under English Skies
‘Hugely ambitious, exhilaratingly written and handsomely produced’ – Peter Parker, TLS - Books of the Year
Weatherland – Writers and Artists Under English Skies - paperback edition

Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination
    from Virginia Woolf to John Piper

'It would be impossible to over-emphasise what a clever book 'Romantic Moderns' is … not just an important book but a deeply pleasurable one, too' – The Guardian Book of the Week

Virginia Woolf
'The critical evaluations of Woolf's novels are elegant and searching … an ideal introduction’ – The Financial Times