Peter J. Conradi

Peter J. Conradi is English Professor Emeritus at Kingston University. He is an author and journalist, and is known as the official biographer of Iris Murdoch, whose essays and letters he also collected and edited, in separate volumes. He has also written a study of Murdoch’s novels. In addition, he is the  biographer of the soldier-poet Frank Thompson, the author of a guide to buddhism, Going Buddhist, and has published At the Bright Hem of God, a literary exploration of Radnorshire. 

Conradi has co-edited since 2007 the Transactions of the Radnorshire Society and is a Trustee of the Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit. He has written or reviewed for the TLSNew StatesmanFTSpectatorIndependent and Guardian. His BBC appearances have included Radio 3 Nightwaves, Radio 4 Front RowSomething Understood and The Today Programme, and a special edition of BBC TV’s Omnibus.


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Author Events

Monday 15th July, 19:00

On Monday 15th July, Peter J. Conradi will be giving an after dinner address at the Iris Murdoch Centenary Conference, St Anne's College, Oxford. The conference marks the centenary of Dame Iris Murdoch, ones of the twentieth century's greatest thinkers and writers. If you are interested in attending the two day conference, please contact Mile Leeson, Director of the Iris Murdoch Research Centre, at    2019 marks the centenary of the one of the twentieth century’s greatest thinkers and writers, Iris Murdoch. Born on the 15th July 1919, she would go on to have a long and...

Sunday 14th July, 16:00

On Sunday 14th July Peter J. Conradi will appear on the panel of BBC Radio 4's Open Book for a special episode discussing Iris Murdoch on the eve of her centenary. Listen from 4pm.

Tuesday 9th July, 22:00

On Tuesday 9th July, Peter J. Conradi will appear on a special episode of Free Thinking on BBC Radio 3 discussing Iris Murdoch and The Sovereignty of Good. Listen on the day from 10pm.