Zachary Leader is Professor of English Literature at Roehampton University. He has also taught at Cambridge, Harvard, Caltech, Universite Rennes 2, Haute Bretagne, and the University of Chicago. He is a scholar of the English Romantic Period as well as of modern British and American writing. Among his books are studies of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1981), writer's block (1991) and revision and romantic authorship (1996). He has edited the Oxford Authors Shelley (with Michael O'Neill, 2003), an anthology of non-canonical Romantic period writings (with Ian Haywood, 1999), the letters of Kingsley Amis (2000), and a volume of original essays on modern British fiction (2002). His biography of Kingsley Amis was published in 2006 and was one of three finalists for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Biography. In 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and began work on a life of the American novelist Saul Bellow.