Biography & Memoir
Cultural historian and writer Alexandra Harris provides the perfect introduction to the life and work of novelist Virginia Woolf. Harris looks at each of Woolf’s novels in context and explains why the author continues to haunt and inspire us 70 years after her death. She follows Woolf from her Victorian childhood to the experimental Bloomsbury period, through an intense and unconventional life that was marred by mental illness.
Harris is a lecturer in English at the University of Liverpool. Her first book Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper won the Guardian First Book Award.