Richard Holmes
Reflections of a Romantic Biographer

Richard Holmes, the great chronicler of the Romantics, is here to talk about his spellbinding meditation on the nature of biographical knowledge. With his infectious curiosity, erudition and empathy, Holmes shares his experiences on the art of biography which he calls the vital, ‘handshake across time, cultures, beliefs, disciplines and genders’.

In conversation with Michael Prodger, Assistant Editor, New Statesman

Richard Holmes is the author of the prize-winning and bestselling The Age of Wonder shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2009 and winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Writing.  He is an Honorary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, a Fellow of the British Academy, and was awarded an OBE in 1992.

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