biographer . broadcaster . ecocritic . Shakespearean .
RADICAL WORDSWORTH (William Collins UK); USA edition (Yale UP): “This excellent, intellectually rousing book” [The Times] … “deserves to take its place as the finest modern introduction to his work, life and impact. It shows how and why Wordsworth made a difference” [Financial Times] … “like everything Bate writes, richly repays reading, and bears comparison with his pioneering life of Ted Hughes” [John Carey, Sunday Times]
How the Classics made Shakespeare, now out from Princeton University Press: “A model of sensitively marshaled humanist learning and thoughtful appreciation … deserves an accolade too seldom awarded to academic works: Besides being eminently readable, it proffers illuminating observations and facts on every page” [Michael Dirda, Washington Post]
Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life, winner of the Biographers International Organization 2015 Award for Excellence in Biography & runner-up for the Samuel Johnson Prize, now available in paperback: “Remarkable … one of the very best biographies in years” [Joyce Carol Oates]
The Arden Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus, revised edition, now available, with a new introduction.
“One of the great modern Shakespeare scholars”
(New York Review of Books)