DJ Taylor

Novelist and critic
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D.J. Taylor was born in 1960, went to Norwich School and St John's College Oxford. He is the author of two acclaimed biographies, Thackeray and Orwell: The Life, which won the Whitbread Biography Prize in 2003. He has written eleven novels, including Kept: A Victorian MysteryThe Windsor Faction and Derby Day, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. David is also well known as a critic and reviewer, and his other books include A Vain Conceit: British Fiction in the 1980s and After the War: the Novel and England since 1945. His journalism appears in the Independent and the Independent on Sunday, the GuardianThe TabletThe SpectatorThe New Stateseman and, anonymously, in Private Eye . He is married to the novelist Rachel Hore. They have three sons and live in Norwich.