Richard Bradford is Research Professor at Ulster University and Director of the recently founded Ulster Literary Biography Research Centre. He taught at St Edmund Hall after completing his doctorate at Oxford and has since then held posts in the University of Wales and Trinity College, Dublin. Currently he is Visiting Professor at the University of Avignon.

He has published more than thirty books, including eight well-reviewed trade biographies of writers. His recent life of Hemingway and biography of Orwell are published by Bloomsbury. He is founder and General Editor of a series of biographies for Wiley/Blackwell called ‘The Life of the Author’. His new book, Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith, is now available from Bloomsbury.

Books in order of publication:

A Linguistic History of English Poetry – 1993

Roman Jakobson: Life, Language and Art (Critics of the Twentieth Century) – 1994

John Milton (Routledge Guides to Literature) – 2001

First Boredom, Then Fear: The Life Of Philip Larkin – 2005

The Life of a Long-Distance Writer: A Biography of Alan Sillitoe – 2008

Graphic Poetics: Poetry as Visual Art – 2011

Martin Amis: The Biography – 2012

Literary Rivals: Feuds and Antagonisms in the World of Books – 2015

Is Shakespeare any Good?: And Other Questions on How to Evaluate Literature – 2015

The Man Who Wasn’t There: A Life of Ernest Hemingway – 2019

Orwell: A Man Of Our Time – 2020

Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith – 2021