Linda Anderson

Linda Anderson was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2020.

Linda Anderson is Professor of English and American Literature at Newcastle University where she founded both the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts (2009) the annual Newcastle Poetry Festival and has worked to establish innovative poetry archives, including The Bloodaxe Archive ( She has written extensively both on autobiography and the poet Elizabeth Bishop, and has recently published a poetry collection, The Station Before (Pavilion, 2020).

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