Daisy Dunn

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Dr Daisy Dunn is an award-winning classicist and author. Her previous book, Not Far From Brideshead: Oxford Between the Wars (2022), was selected for Radio 4’s Open Book and longlisted for the Runciman Award. Her In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny was an Editor’s Choice in the New York Times and a book of the year in several outlets. The publication of her debut books, Catullus’ Bedspread: The Life of Rome’s Most Erotic Poet and The Poems of Catullus: A New Translation, earned her a place in The Guardian’s list of leading female historians in 2016.
Daisy is an experienced critic and cultural commentator, with columns in The Spectator and Spear’s, and regular bylines across the press. She has consulted and participated in interviews for the BBC, Channel 5 and Sky, among other, and has contributed to Radio 4, the World Service and Times Radio. She is Editor of ARGO: A Hellenic Review.
Born in London, Daisy read Classics at the University of Oxford before winning a scholarship to the Courtauld Institute to complete a Master’s in the History of Art. She received her PhD in Classics from UCL in 2013. In 2015 she was longlisted for the international Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize and in 2020 she won the Classical Association Prize.
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