Miranda Seymour is a novelist and biographer who also writes reviews and articles for a number of leading newspapers and literary journals, including The Economist, The Times, the Times Literary Supplement, Spectator, the Listener, Books & Bookmen and the Evening Standard.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Visiting Professor of English Studies at the University of Nottingham Trent.
She is the author of five acclaimed biographies: A Ring of Conspirators, an innovative study of Henry James and his literary circle; Ottoline Morrell: Life on a Grand Scale; Robert Graves: Life on the Edge; Mary Shelley, The Bugatti Queen and Chaplin’s Girl. Her memoir of her father, In My Father’s House, was winner of the 2008 PEN/Ackerley Prize
Miranda is also the author of several successful historical novels, including, most recently, The Telling.
In 1931 Charlie Chaplin’s new film, City Lights – defiantly silent in the age of talkies – was an immediate and international hit. The actress […]
The Bugatti Queen
The Bugatti Queen is the extraordinary story of Hélène Delangle, an indomitable and fascinating woman and a pioneer of motorsport who revelled in danger. Escaping from the […]