Zachary Leader is Professor of English Literature at Roehampton University in Great Britain, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He has also taught at Caltech and the University of Chicago. He was educated at Northwestern, Cambridge, and Harvard universities, and is the author of Reading Blake’s Songs, Writer’s Block, Revision and Romantic Authorship, and The Life of Kingsley Amis, a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. He has edited Romantic Period Writings 1798 – 1832 (with Ian Haywood), The Letters of Kingsley Amis, On Modern British Fiction, The Movement Reconsidered: Essays on Larkin, Amis, Gunn, Davie, and Their Contemporaries (Oxford UP, 2009), and the Oxford Authors Shelley (with Michael O’Neill). He lives in London.