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Michael Holroyd

Michael Holroyd was born in 1935. He was at school at Eton and completed his education in public libraries. His biographies of Lytton Strachey, Augustus John, Bernard Shaw, and Ellen Terry established him as one of the most influential biographers of modern times. He was awarded a C. B. E. in 1989 and knighted in 2007, and is President Emeritus of the Royal Society of Literature.