Brenda Maddox was born and brought up in the USA and has been resident in the UK since 1960. She was educated at Harvard, where she studied English Literature, and at LSE. \n \nShe is a biographer of international repute. Nora: the life of Mrs James Joyce was translated into eight languages, was awarded the LA Times Prize for Biography and was shortlisted for the Whitbread. \nThe Married Man: A Life of DH Lawrence won the Whitbread Prize for Biography. George`s Ghosts was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. Her most recent biography is about Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA. \n \nShe is married to John Maddox the former editor of Nature magazine and has four children.