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Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow and Tutor at Magdalen College. He is the author of Victorian Afterlives (OUP, 2002), Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist (Harvard UP, 2011), which was awarded the 2011 Duff Cooper Prize, and The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland (Harvill Secker and Harvard UP), which was shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Prize. He writes regularly for publications including the GuardianTLSTimesSpectatorLiterary Review, and New Statesman. In 2013 he was a Judge of the Man Booker Prize, and in 2015 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.