biographer . broadcaster . critic . Shakespearean .


How the Classics made Shakespeare, now out from Princeton University Press: “frequently exquisite”–Wall Street Journal.

Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life, winner of the Biographers International Organization 2015 Award for Excellence in Biography in the category of Arts and Literature & runner-up for the Samuel Johnson Prize, now available in paperback.

The Arden Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus, revised edition, now available, with a new introduction.

The Shepherd’s Hut: Poems by Jonathan Bate, illustrated by Emma Bridgewater, now available.