Richard Bradford is Research Professor at Ulster University and Director of the recently founded Ulster Literary Biography Research Centre. He taught at St Edmund Hall after completing his doctorate at Oxford and has since then held posts in the University of Wales and Trinity College, Dublin. Currently he is Visiting Professor at the University of Avignon. He has published more than thirty books, including eight well-reviewed trade biographies of writers. His recent life of Hemingway and biography of Orwell are published by Bloomsbury. He is founder and General Editor of a series of biographies for Wiley/Blackwell called 'The Life of the Author'. His new book, Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith, is now available from Bloomsbury.