D J Taylor

D.J. Taylor wrote his first paid book review - for The Spectator - the week after he came down from university. Over the course of the next three decades he has produced enough literary journalism to carpet Lord's cricket ground. In the intervals between writing about books for the Guardian, Independent, Times Literary Supplement, Literary Review, Prospect, Wall Street Journal and Private Eye he has written 11 novels and several works of non-fiction, including After The War: The Novel and England Since 1945 and Orwell: The Life, which won the Whitbread Prize for Biography. His most recent books are a novel, The Windsor Faction, joint winner of the Sidewise Award for Alternate History, and a collection of short stories, Wrote for Luck. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in Norwich with his wife, the novelist Rachel Hore, and their three sons.