Peter J. Conradi

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Not to be confused with Peter Conradi, another author. For other people with similar names, see Peter Conrad (disambiguation).

Peter J. Conradi (born May 8, 1945[1]) is a British author and academic.

He was educated at the University of East Anglia (BA, 1967), the University of Sussex (MA, 1969) and University College London (PhD, 1983).


Conradi is known as a biographer, having written Iris Murdoch: A Life, an official biography of his friend Iris Murdoch, and A Very English Hero: The Making of Frank Thompson.[2][3] He is English Professor Emeritus at Kingston University.[4]

Conradi also wrote the book, "Going Buddhist: Panic and Emptiness, the Buddha and Me." He is a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and follows the Shambhala Buddhist lineage.



  1. ^ Shastri Peter Conradi Elected to Royal Society of Literature ,
  2. ^ Frances Wilson (29 July 2012). "A Very English Hero: The Making of Frank Thompson by Peter J Conradi – review". The Observer. 
  3. ^ Hughes, Kathryn (2001-11-22). "Iris Murdoch: a life by Peter J Conradi". The Independent. The Independent. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  4. ^ "Peter J. Conradi". Seren Books. Retrieved 2010-12-03.