Richard Holmes Biography
Biographer Richard Holmes is an award-wining British author best-known for his biographical studies of major figures of British and French Romanticism. He was born in London, England on 5 November 1945 and educated at Downside School and Churchill College, Cambridge.
He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the British Academy. He was professor of Biographical Studies at the University of East Anglia (20012007) and has honorary doctorates from UEA, University of East London, University of Kingston and the Tavistock Institute. In 1992 he was awarded the OBE. He lives in London and Norfolk with his wife, British novelist Rose Tremain.
Holmes is the author of several bestselling books including Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer; Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer; Dr. Johnson & Mr. Savage; Shelley: The Pursuit (for which he received the Somerset Maugham Award); Coleridge: Early Visions; and Coleridge: Darker Reflections (a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist).
This biography was last updated on 08/19/2009.
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