Hermione Lee with Richard Holmes – 23 January

We are thrilled to announce that Dame Hermione Lee is this year’s winner of the Biographer’ Club Prize for an Exceptional Contribution to Biography.

Hermione Lee has written a string of great biographies, including a dazzling, prize-winning life of Virginia Woolf, and lives of Willa Cather, Elizabeth Bowen, Edith Wharton and Penelope Fitzgerald, to name a few. She has published a collection of essays on autobiography and biography, Body Parts, and an indispensable Very Short Introduction to Biography. As Professor of English Literature at Oxford University and President of Wolfson College, she took the lead in bringing the academic study of biography to the dreaming spires.

Join us in saluting Hermione Lee on 23rd January 2019. She will be in conversation with Richard Holmes, winner of the club’s Exceptional Contribution Award in 2014.

Maggs Bros, 48 Bedford Square, WC1B 3DR

6.30pm for 7.00-8.30pm

£12.50 for a glass (or two) of wine

Please book with nicholas_clee@hotmail.com, and/or send cheques (made out to the Biographers’ Club) to Nicholas Clee, 8 Plimsoll Road, London N4 2EW. Or pay online – details available on request.