Frances Wilson (born 1964) is an English author, academic and critic.
Books in order of publication:
Literary Seductions: Compulsive Writers and Diverted Readers (Faber, 1999).
The Courtesan’s Revenge: Harriette Wilson, the Woman Who Blackmailed the King (Faber, 2003).
The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth (Faber, 2008) Winner of the British Academy’s Rose Mary Crawshay Prize.
How To Survive the Titanic; or The Sinking of J Bruce Ismay (Bloomsbury, 2011) Winner of the Elizabeth Longford Prize for historical biography, 2012.
Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey (Bloomsbury, 2016)
Burning Man: The Trials of D.H. Lawrence (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2021).