Brenda Maddox

Brenda Maddox is an award-winning biographer whose work has been translanted into ten languages. Her biography of Nora Joyce won the Los Angeles Times Biography Award, the Silver P.E.N. Award and was shortlisted for the US National Book Award. D.H. Lawrence: The Married Man won the Whitbread Biography Award in 1994. George’s Ghosts: A New Life of W.B. Yeats was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize in 1998. And Rosalind Franklin: the Dark Lady of DNA won the English-Speaking Union biography prize for 2002-3 as well as the Los Angeles Times science book award in 2003. Her most recent book is Freud’s Wizard: the Enigma of Ernest Jones, about Freud’s adroit champion and rescuer.

As a journalist, Maddox was on the staff of the Economist for more than two decades. She later became media columnist for the Daily Telegraph, then for The Times. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of its council, and also a board member of the British Journalism Review. She lives in London and in mid-Wales.

Books by Brenda Maddox