Jeremy Treglown is an academic, former editor of the Times Literary Supplement and a literary biographer. The latter is a form, he says ‘whose subjectivity can in the end only be overcome by dialogue’.

By ‘dialogue’ he means that opposing views of the subject should be represented, something he has demonstrated in his lives of V.S. Pritchett, Henry Green and Roald Dahl – a trio also indicative of Treglown’s catholic tastes in literature. His judicious approach to his subjects has won him both critical plaudits and prize nominations. He has also written an important study of Spanish literature under Franco. As an academic, Treglown has held posts at Oxford, University College London and Warwick University where he initiated the Warwick Writing Programme.