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Frances Wilson (born 1964) is an English author and critic.
Born in Malawi, she attended The Mount School, York and read English Literature at St Hugh's College, Oxford. She received a PhD on Henry James and Freud from Sussex University. She taught English Literature at Reading University for ten years, (having previously taught at the Greenwich University), leaving in 2005 to pursue a freelance career. She reviews for The Times Literary Supplement and The Daily Telegraph, and has been a judge for the Whitbread Biography Prize, and the Man Booker Prize. She has been writer in residence at Somerset House and University College London, taught a University of East Anglia/Guardian Masterclass in Biography and has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature since 2009. Since 2016, she has taught Creative Writing and English Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Wilson is author of five books:Literary Seductions: Compulsive Writers and Diverted Readers (Faber, 1999)
The Courtesans's Revenge: Harriette Wilson, the Woman Who Blackmailed the King (Faber, 2003)
The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth (Faber, 2008) Winner of the British Academy's Rose Mary Crawshay Prize
How To Survive the Titanic; or The Sinking of J Bruce Ismay (Bloomsbury, 2011) Winner of the Elizabeth Longford Prize for historical biography, 2012
Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey (Bloomsbury, 2016) Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2016
She has written introductions toHenry James, A Small Boy and Others: Childhood Memoirs (Gibson Square Books, 2001)
Henry James, The Wings of the Dove (Folio Society, 2005)
Henry James, The Ambassadors (Folio Society, 2006)
The Adventures of Casanova (Folio Society, 2007)
Daniel Defoe, Roxanna (Folio Society, 2010)
Thomas Bernhard My Prizes: An Accounting (Notting Hill Editions, 2012)