Gillian Fenwick

Professor Emeritus

Areas of Interest

  • Nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century men and women of letters
  • Publishers and publishing history


I am just finishing the second of two books on the travel writer Jan Morris, Jan Morris A Bibliographical Life. I am currently writing a new bibliography text book, A Guide to Research Methods for Graduate Students in English, and a biography of the writer Jack Common. Meanwhile I continue to collect material for a publishing history of the Dictionary of National Biography 1885-1996.




The Contributors’ Index to the Dictionary of National Biography 1885-1901 (1989).

Leslie Stephen’s Life in Letters (1993).

Women and the Dictionary of National Biography (1994).

George Orwell A Bibliography (1998).

Understanding Tim Parks (2003).

Traveling Genius: The Writing Life of Jan Morris (2008).

Jan Morris: A Bibliographical Study (in the press).