Dame Hermione Lee

b. 1948

Dame Hermione Lee was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1992.

Hermione Lee is a biographer, critic and teacher, and President of Wolfson College Oxford. Her books include biographies of Virginia Woolf, Edith Wharton and Penelope Fitzgerald (which won the James Tait Black Prize and was one of the New York Times’s 10 best books of 2014), books on Willa Cather, Elizabeth Bowen and Philip Roth, and books on life-writing –  Biography: A Very Short Introduction (OUP) and Body Parts: Essays on Life-Writing (Chatto & Windus). She is a Fellow of the British Academy.

 

Visit the website of Dame Hermione Lee


Articles by Dame Hermione Lee

Life class

Biograpahers Patrick French, Richard Holmes, Hermione Lee, Ruth Scurr and Jenny Uglow celebrate Michael Holroyd's 80th birthday.

Read the article

The Road Not Taken: Edith Wharton’s English Life

Hermione Lee discusses her biography of Edith Wharton.

Read the article

Sarah Losh: architect, antiquarian and visionary

Jenny Uglow and  Hermione Lee on Sarah Losh of Wreay.

Read the article

On Penelope Fitzgerald

Susannah Clapp, Alan Hollinghurst, Hermione Lee and Penelope Lively discuss Penelope Fitzgerald

Read the article