Zachary Leader

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Zachary Leader (born 1946) is a professor of English Literature at University of Roehampton. He was an undergraduate at Northwestern University, and later pursued graduate study both at Trinity College, Cambridge and at Harvard University. Though born in the U.S. and remaining an American citizen, Leader has lived and worked for over forty years in the UK. His best-known works are probably The Letters of Kingsley Amis, which he edited and published in 2001, and The Life of Kingsley Amis (2006, UK; 2007, US), a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Biography. The first volume of his two-volume biography of Saul Bellow, The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune, 1915-1964, will be published in May 2015 by Alfred Knopf in the US and Jonathan Cape in the UK. He is General Editor of the Oxford History of Life-Writing, a seven-volume series published by OUP, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.).

List of publications[edit]

  • Reading Blake's Songs, (London and Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul), 259pp. (1981)
  • Writer's Block, (London and Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press), 320pp. (1991)
  • Revision and Romantic Authorship, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996; pbk, 1999), 354pp. (1996)
  • Romantic Period Writings 1798-1832: An Anthology, co-edited with Ian Haywood (London and Boston: Routledge, pbk), 254pp. (1999)
  • The Letters of Kingsley Amis, edited by Z. Leader, London: HarperCollins, 2000; New York: Talk/Miramax, 1208pp. (2001)
  • On Modern British Fiction, edited by Z. Leader, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 319pp. (2002)
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley: The Major Works, co-edited by Z. Leader and M. O'Neill, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 845pp. (2003)
  • The Life of Kingsley Amis, Hardcover, New York: Random House, 1008 pp. (2006)
  • The Movement Reconsidered: Essays on Larkin, Amis, Gunn, Davie and Their Contemporaries, edited by Z. Leader, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 336pp. (2008)


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