Zachary Leader

Fellow: Awarded 2009

Field of Study: Biography

Competition: US & Canada

Website: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/staff/Zachary-Leader/

Zachary Leader is Professor of English Literature at Roehampton University in Great Britain, where he has resided for over thirty years, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Before his appointment at Roehampton, he taught at Caltech and the University of Chicago. He was educated at Northwestern, Cambridge, and Harvard universities, and is the author of Reading Blake's Songs, Writer's Block, Revision and Romantic Authorship, and The Life of Kingsley Amis, a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Biography. He has edited Romantic Period Writings 1798-1832: An Anthology (with Ian Haywood), The Letters of Kingsley Amis, On Modern British Fiction, The Movement Reconsidered: Essays on Larkin, Amis, Gunn, Davie, and Their Contemporaries (Oxford UP, 2009), and the Oxford Authors Shelley (with Michael O'Neill). His current project is a biography of Saul Bellow.

 

Photograph by John Haynes.