Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is a Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Magdalen College. His most recent book, Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist, won the Duff Cooper Prize.
Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2015. Using new and previously unpublished material Robert Douglas-Fairhurst explores Alice in Wonderland and the life of its author, Lewis Carroll, looking too at the influence Alice in Wonderland has had on our cultural history. The author sees Wonderland as the creation of a man at odds with a changing world, a book that although inspired and written by a child it also became a refuge for Lewis Carroll himself. ~ Sue Baker Costa Judges' comment: “This sparkling account opens doors into the life of one of the most enigmatic of 19th century writers and the inspiration behind his iconic creation.” Like for Like Reading Lewis Carroll and Alice, Stephanie Lovett Stoffel In the Shadow of the Dreamchild: The Myth and Reality of Lewis Carroll, Karoline Leach