Dr Fiona MacCarthy



MA Oxf, DLitt Sheffield


Honorary Fellow

Fiona MacCarthy joined the Guardian newspaper in 1963 and has been a regular contributor ever since.  In addition to her features, Dr MacCarthy's books have made her a household name in biography and cultural history.  She received the Wolfson History Prize in 1994, the Writers' Guild Non-fiction Award in 1995 and was awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Royal College of Art in 1997.

Dr MacCarthy was given an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to literature in 2009.

She matriculated at LMH in 1958 and read English.

See her profile on the Guardian website.

Research interests:

Selected publications:

  • Stanley Spencer: English Visionary (1997)
  • Eric Gill (1989)
  • William Morris (1995)
  • Byron, Life and Legend (2002)
  • Last Curtsey: The End of the Debutantes (2006)