Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

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Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is a Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Magdalen College. His recent book, Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist, won the Duff Cooper Prize.

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is the author of Becoming Dickens (Harvard UP, 2011), winner of the 2011 Duff Cooper Prize, and has edited editions of Dickens's Great Expectations, Henry Mayhew's London Labour and the London Poor, and Kingsley's The Water-Babies for Oxford World's Classics. He writes regularly for publications including the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, and the New Statesman.

• Editor of The Tennyson Research Bulletin (2004-2011).

• Series editor of Anthem Press Nineteenth-Century Studies (2002-present).

• Reviewer and features writer for publications including the Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, Guardian, Times, Art Newspaper, TLS, and Vogue; columnist for the Oxford Times 2012-13.

• Historical advisor on adaptations of Jane Eyre (BBC1, 2006), Emma (BBC1, 2009), and Great Expectations (BBC1, 2011), ’The Secret World of Lewis Carroll’ (BBC2, 2015), and the forthcoming 20-part series Dickensian (BBC1, 2015-16).

• Recent radio and television programmes include ‘Start the Week’ (BBC R4, 2010 and 2015), ‘Mrs Dickens’s Family Christmas’ (BBC, 2011), ‘Lingua Franca’ (ABC Radio National Australia, 2012), ‘The Charlie Rose Show’ (PBS, 2012), 'Queen Victoria's Children' (BBC2, 2013), ‘Open Book’ (BBC R4, 2013), BBC Breakfast (BBC1, 2015), and ‘On Point’ (NPR, 2015).


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