Nicholas Roe is the author of critically acclaimed biographies and studies including John Keats: A New Life, Fiery Heart: The First Life of Leigh Hunt, Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years, and John Keats and the Culture of Dissent. He was born in December 1955 in England’s West Country, and lived for many years on the edge of Dartmoor at Yelverton and Clearbrook. He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and Trinity College, Oxford, before joining the English Department at Queen’s University, Belfast. He is now Professor of English Literature at the University of St Andrews, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and Chair of The Keats Foundation, Keats House, Hampstead. He is a Trustee of The Wordsworth Trust, The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association, and The Wordsworth Conference Foundation. He lives in Scotland and Malta.