Posted: 8 May 2015
The book is published this year to mark 100 years since Bellow was born. Professor Leader covers the period from Bellow’s birth in 1915 in Lachine, Canada, to the publication of Herzog in 1964. The Life of Saul Bellow is the first biography since the author’s death in 2005 and the first to discuss his life and work in its entirety.
Professor Leader was granted unprecedented access to Bellow’s papers, including much previously restricted material and has conducted interviews with relatives, close friends, colleagues and partners.
Previews of the book, which was published this week (Thursday 5 May), have already received high praise from critically acclaimed authors such as Ian McEwen, who said: “Leader's achievement is to bring supreme intelligence to the relation of the art to the life - in Bellow's case formidably entwined. Leader's is an unsurpassable portrait of the turbulent life of a brilliant man, a master of English prose and supreme chronicler of modernity and its torments.”
Bellow was a Canadian-born American writer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976. He is also the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times. His works include The Adventures of Augie March, Humboldt’s Gift and Ravelstein.
The Life of Saul Bellow is published by Jonathan Cape and is now available to purchase.
Professor Leader will give a public reading from The Life of Saul Bellow at a special Department of English and Creative Writing book launch event. This event will showcase some of the talent that the department contains and will celebrate the department’s creative output in 2014-15.
Zachary Leader is Professor of English at the University of Roehampton. He currently teaches on the undergraduate English Literature course.
The Print Room hosts award winning Roehampton poet, David Harsent
Notting Hill venue, The Print Room at the Coronet, hosted Professor David Harsent as part of the Autumn/ Winter poetry season.
Posted: 31 October 2017
RoeReads is back for its third year
The University, in association with the Booker Prize Foundation, is offering every student a copy of this year's RoeReads book, Room by Emma Donoghue.
Posted: 19 October 2017
Robert Graves Prize winner announced
The Poetry Centre, and Wimbledon BookFest, are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Robert Graves Prize, judged by Professor Fiona Sampson and literary agent Peter Straus. This prize was kindly sponsored by Marcus Beale Architects.
Posted: 4 October 2017