Sara Lodge

Sara Lodge is a creative writer and academic who teaches in the School of English at the University of St Andrews, where she specialises in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Her groundbreaking book Inventing Edward Lear, which examines Lear’s musical sound-world and the importance of his background as a musician and composer to his most famous nonsense poems, is published by Harvard University Press in 2018. Sara has contributed to many radio and TV programmes including BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour (on Victorian vampires) and Playlist series (on John Clare), and Radio 3’s The Essay (on Edward Lear) and BBC 4’s The Secret Lives of Books.

Photo: Michael Wharley