Kathryn Hughes’s first book was The Victorian Governess
(Hambledon, 1993). She followed it up with George Eliot:
The Last Victorian (Fourth Estate, 1998), which won the James
Tait Black Prize. She is currently finishing a biography of
Mrs Beeton, to be published next year by Fourth Estate.
Kathryn also writes for The Guardian, the Times
Literary Supplement and the Mail on Sunday and
appears very regularly on Front Row, Saturday
Review and Woman’s Hour (BBC Radio 4) and
Nightwaves (BBC Radio 3). A docu-drama based on her
biography of George Eliot was aired on BBC 1 in November 2002, for
which she was the consultant. Kathryn has lectured at several
British universities, and now teaches on the MA in Lifewriting at
the University of East Anglia.