Deirdre Osborne was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2022.
Australian-born Deirdre Osborne is Reader in English Literature and Drama at Goldsmiths and co-founder of the MA Black British Literature. Her career has focused upon challenging conventional narratives in research spanning late-Victorian literature to contemporary culture in Britain and Australia through examining the unequal after-effects of the British Empire and its contemporary legacies. Her non-fiction includes editing the Cambridge Companion to British Black and Asian Literature (1945-2010), co-authoring This is the Canon: Decolonise Your Bookshelf in Fifty Books with Joan Anim-Addo and Kadija Sesay and editing five critical editions of plays. She is Associate Editor, Women’s Writing.