Julie Kavanagh

Julie Kavanagh is the author of Secret Muses: The Life of Frederick Ashton and Nureyev. She was trained as a dancer at the Royal Ballet School, graduated from Oxford with a First in English, and has been the arts editor of Harpers & Queen, a dance critic at The Spectator, and London editor of both Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. She is currently a writer and contributing editor for The Economist’s bi-monthly magazine, Intelligent Life.

Books in order of publication:

Secret Muses: The Life of Frederick Ashton – 1996

Nureyev: The Life – 2007

The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis – 2013

The Irish Assassins: Conspiracy, Revenge, and the Phoenix Park Murders That Stunned Victorian England – 2021

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