Holmes, Richard

Taught at the UEA : 2001 - 2006

Biography

Richard Holmes was Professor of Biographical Studies and Director of the Lifewriting MA between 2001 and 2006 and is now one of UEA’s Distinguished Writing Fellows. His first book, Shelley: The Pursuit (1974), won a Somerset Maugham Award, and he has subsequently been awarded the Whitbread Book of the Year for Coleridge: Early Visions (1989), the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Dr Johnson and Mr Savage (1993), and the Duff Cooper Prize and the Heinemann Award for Coleridge: Darker Reflections (1998). Among his many other publications are Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer (1985) and Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer (2000). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, and was awarded an OBE in 1992.

Works

  • Shelley: The Pursuit (1974)
  • Coleridge: Early Visions (1989)
  • Dr Johnson and Mr Savage (1993)
  • Darker Reflections (1998)
  • Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer (1985)
  • Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer (2000)