Category Archives: Biographies

Precocious Waughs Reviewed in Italian Press

Aridea Fezzi Price writing in Il Giornale, an Italian language newspaper published in Milan, reviews Precocious Waughs. This is one of the first volumes published in the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project and the first of 12 to be included … Continue reading

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Pinfold Redux: Muriel Spark Centenary

Articles are appearing in advance of the centenary of novelist Muriel Spark which will be observed next Thursday (1 February). Scottish novelist Allan Massie has written an article in the i Newspaper in which he recalls her career and his … Continue reading

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Alastair Graham Wikipedia Entry Updated

The Wikipedia article for Evelyn Waugh’s close friend Alastair Graham has recently been updated. This update appears to incorporate information from both Philip Eade’s 2016 biography of Waugh, including photographs published there for the first time, and the 2013 critical study of … Continue reading

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Cecil Beaton Film and Graham Greene Radio Drama

The director of a new documentary film about Cecil Beaton discusses his life in an article in The Times: “The dark side of Cecil Beaton.” This is Lisa Immordino Vreeland and her film is entitled Love, Cecil. Here’s an excerpt … Continue reading

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Waugh Featured in Spark Memoir

Alan Taylor in his recently published memoir of Muriel Spark (Appointment in Arezzo) considers what writers most influenced Spark’s works. This was published in connection with Spark’s centenary next year and is included in what is apparently an excerpt from … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 Features Anthony Powell Biography

Hilary Spurling’s new biography of Anthony Powell, novelist and contemporary of Evelyn Waugh (see previous posts), recently featured as the Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4. It can be accessed worldwide on BBC iPlayer, and all of the … Continue reading

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Muriel Spark Centenary to be Observed Next Year

Next year on 1st February will be the centenary of novelist Muriel Spark’s birth. The papers are beginning to build up publicity for the event. Last week The National (Scotland) and The Times both ran articles mentioning the centenary. Both articles … Continue reading

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Eade Biography Reviewed in LGBT Press

A review of Philip Eade’s biography appears this week in conjunction with the publication of its paperback edition in the US. This is written by Lewis Whittington and is published by the Edge Media Network which serves the LGBT community. … Continue reading

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Paperback of Eade Biography Issued in USA

Picador USA has announced the publication of the paperback edition of Philip Eade’s biography in the USA. The book, entitled Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited, was first published in the USA last year by Henry Holt. Both publishers are subsidiaries … Continue reading

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Three Generations of Waughs in The Oldie

Various Waughs (and their associates) are scattered throughout the pages of this month’s issue of The Oldie. The leading feature article by Alan Thomas is about the Bright Young People and opens with a reference to Waugh’s novel Vile Bodies: … Continue reading

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