Paul Levy

Paul Levy was born in Kentucky, lives near Oxford and hangs out in Hampstead. Educated at the University of Chicago, UCL, Harvard (PhD) and Nuffield College, Oxford, he is a trustee of the Strachey and Jane Grigson Trusts, and chair of the Oxford Symposium Trust. Unless you count his childhood autobiography, Finger Lickin’ Good, and his regular obituaries for the Independent, his chief biography is Moore: G.E. Moore and the Cambridge Apostles, though he has edited The Letters of Lytton Strachey and some of Strachey’s papers.

On the staff of the Observer for several years as food and wine editor, he has been the culture correspondent for The Wall Street Journal Europe since the 1990s. He blogs at, see