A volume in the Writers and Their Work series, which draws upon recent thinking in English studies to introduce writers and their contexts. Each volume includes biographical material, an examination of recent criticism, a bibliography and a reappraisal of a major work by the writer.
Harriet Harvey Wood has had a distinguished career in Education, Literature and the Arts: as an UCLES examiner since 1966; a member of the Literature Advisory Panel of the Arts Council; a Booker Prize judge and as Head, Literature Department, British Council 1981-94. Her several publications include: William Dunbar: selected poems (1999) and (with P.D. James), Sightlines (2001). She was awarded the OBE in 1993.