One thing is for sure. I won’t read a more interesting book all year … Although it begins by eschewing the word art, it starts to make sense of the word for me — more than anything I have ever read – A.N.Wilson Sunday Times
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.