Matthew Sturgis

Matthew Sturgis is a writer with a deep knowledge of the late Victorian cultural world. He is the author of acclaimed biographies of Aubrey Beardsley and Walter Sickert, as well as Passionate Attitudes: The English Decadence of the 1890s. He has contributed book reviews to the TLS, art criticism to Harpers & Queen and football reports to the Independent on Sunday. He is on the editorial board of the Wildean, the journal of the Oscar Wilde Society. His Oscar – a life, is the first full biographical account of Oscar Wilde’s life for over thirty years. It was hailed in the TLS as ‘the Book of the Year, if not the decade.’ It was, amongst other accolades, shortlisted for the Wolfson History Award.

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