Nicola Beauman

Nicola Beauman was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2022.

Nicola Beauman read English at Cambridge and afterwards was a book reviewer and worked in publishing. She has written A Very Great Profession (1983) about inter-war women writers, and biographies of Lady Cynthia Asquith (1987), EM Forster (1993) and the novelist Elizabeth Taylor (2009). In 1998 she founded Persephone Books in order to reprint (mostly) women writers; there are now 143 books in print.