Agent: Isobel Dixon
Biography: A much-celebrated biographer, Lyndall Gordon lives in Oxford. Her ability to make the subjects of her biographies come vividly to life has won her many literary awards, including the Cheltenham Prize and the James Tait Black prize. She has also been longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and the Comisso Prize.
Candia McWilliam calls her 'A rare phenomenon: a biographer whose preoccupations and authorial career reveal a flowering towards imaginative truth.' Brenda Maddox talks of her 'adventurous scholarship'.
Longlisted for the Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize (2015) and the Warwick Prize for Writing (2015) - DIVIDED LIVES
'[Lyndall Gordon's biographies] are characterised by an almost preternatural sensitivity to the inner lives of her subjects...' – Frances Wilson, Mail on Sunday