David Nokes

David Nokes was Professor at King's College London, working on 18th century literature. His book Jonathan Swift, A Hypocrite Reversed won the James Tait Black prize in 1985 and he also published biographies of John Gay (1995) and Jane Austen (1997). His adaptation of Clarissa for BBC TV was nominated for a BAFTA in 1991. David Nokes saddly died in 2009.