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 TLS, New Statesman, FT, Spectator, Independent and Guardian. His BBC appearances have included Radio 3 Nightwaves, Radio 4 Front Row, Something Understood and The Today Programme, and a special edition of BBC TV’s Omnibus.

http://peterjconradi.co.uk/

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Wednesday 9th October, 15:30
Cheltenham

Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the finest minds of her generation.  Friend and biographer Peter J Conradi, novelist Charlotte Mendelson and journalist Alex Clark mark her centenary year. 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. His latest book is a memoir, Family Business, which was published by Seren earlier this year. Tickets are £8.00 plus booking fee. For...