Portrait of Claire Tomalin

Claire Tomalin

Claire Tomalin has worked in publishing and journalism all her life, becoming literary editor at the New Statesman and then The Sunday Times. Her many books have included The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft, which won the Whitbread Award for First Book in 1974, Shelley and His WorldKatherine Mansfield: A Secret Life and The Invisible Woman, which won the NCR Book Award in 1991, the Hawthornden Prize, and the 1990 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography.

(Image: Angus Muir)