Carole Angier

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Carole Angier (born 30 October 1943) is an English biographer.[1] She was born in London and grew up in Canada before moving back to the UK in her early twenties. She spent many years as a teacher, including stints at the Open University and Birkbeck College.

She is best known for her acclaimed biographies of the writers Jean Rhys and Primo Levi. The former was shortlisted for the 1991 Whitbread Biography Award, and won the 1991 Writers' Guild Award for Non-Fiction.

Angier speaks Italian, French and German, and lives in Oxfordshire. She was a friend of Diana Athill who was at one time her editor.


  1. ^ Faber and Faber Archived April 26, 2013, at the Wayback Machine