Carole Seymour-Jones

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Carole Seymour-Jones (born 1963) is a Welsh writer. She is the author of Beatrice Webb: A Life (1992); Painted Shadow: The Life of Vivienne Eliot, first wife of T.S. Eliot (2001), which she wrote as a visiting fellow at the University of Texas at Austin; and A Dangerous Liaison (2009), about the relationship between Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre; as well as co-editor of Writers Under Siege: Voices of Freedom from Around the World (2007). She also writes for the New Statesman and the Times Higher Education Supplement. She served on the executive committee of the English PEN, the writers' association, from 1997 to 2001, sat on its Books to Prisoners Committee, and chaired its Writers in Prison Committee.[1]

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Seymour-Jones was born in Wales. She studied history at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and obtained her master's at Sussex University. She taught history to adults at Surrey University and to sixth formers.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Committee Chairs, PEN, accessed November 11, 2009.

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