Lucasta Miller

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Lucasta Frances Elizabeth Miller[1] is an English writer and literary journalist.


Miller was educated at Westminster School and Lady Margaret Hall, in Oxford,[2] receiving a congratulatory first in English in 1988. She was awarded a PhD at the University of East Anglia in 2007.


Miller worked as deputy literary editor of the Independent in the mid-1990s. Known for her study in metabiography, The Bronte Myth (published by Jonathan Cape in the UK in 2001 and Knopf in the USA in 2003)[3][4][5] she has also been a contributor to The Guardian, as a profile and comment writer,[6][7][8][9][10] a reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement[11] and the Economist and was one of the judges of the Man Booker Prize in 2009.[12] Miller wrote the preface for a Penguin Classics edition of Wuthering Heights in 2003. She has been a trustee of the London Library and the Wordsworth Trust and was the founding editorial director of Notting Hill Editions. In the academic year 2015-16 she was Beaufort visiting fellow at Lady Margaret Hall and a visiting scholar at Wolfson College, Oxford.

Miller's biography of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, L.E.L. The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Landon, the celebrated “female Byron”, was published by Knopf and Jonathan Cape in 2019: “Ms Miller ... analyzes with revelatory insight ...this infinitely rich literary biography” (The Wall Street Journal )[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 1992 Miller married the tenor Ian Bostridge.[1] They have two children and live in London.


  1. ^ a b Debrett's People of Today 2005 (18 ed.). Debrett's. p. 175. ISBN 1-870520-10-6.
  2. ^ "Lucasta Miller - Penguin Classics Authors - Penguin Classics". Retrieved 2009-07-27.
  3. ^ Kakutani, Michiko (30 January 2004). "BOOKS OF THE TIMES; Freeing Charlotte and Emily From the Brontë Industry". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  4. ^ Griffiths, Joanna (31 December 2000). "Another Brontë hunter". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  5. ^ Hagestadt, Emma (4 January 2002). "The Bronte Myth by Lucasta Miller". The Independent. London. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  6. ^ Miller, Lucasta (15 January 2005). "Public figures, private lives". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  7. ^ Miller, Lucasta (6 September 2003). "Finding oneself in pieces". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  8. ^ Miller, Lucasta (7 April 2007). "Mother complex". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  9. ^ Miller, Lucasta (26 February 2005). "The human factor". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  10. ^ Miller, Lucasta (9 October 2004). "Seeing is believing". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  11. ^ Miller, Lucasta (26 June 2009). "Missing pieces". The Times. London. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-02. Retrieved 2009-09-08. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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