Michael Prodger is a writer, editor and academic.

He gained his degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art where he also studied for his PhD on Baron Gros and Napoleonic Painting. He was literary editor at the Sunday Telegraph and has been a judge on other literary prizes including the Samuel Johnson, the David Cohen and the Costa prizes. He is Associate Editor of the New Statesman and is an art critic for both the New Statesman and Standpoint magazines. He also writes on art for a wide range of newspapers and journals including the Sunday Times, Times, Guardian, Financial Times, and Spectator. He is Course Director of the Humanities Research Institute’s London MA programme in History of Art: Renaissance to Modernism.