Miles Leeson is the Director of the Iris Murdoch Research Centre at the University of Chichester, The Lead Editor of the Iris Murdoch Review, the author of Iris Murdoch: Philosophical Novelist (Bloomsbury Continuum, 2010) and the editor of Incest in Contemporary Literature (Manchester UP, 2018). His most recent work is the edited collection Iris Murdoch: A Centenary Celebration (Sabrestorm Press, 2019).
Interviews with Miles Leeson
Iris Murdoch gained fame as a novelist, a philosopher and, perhaps most prominently of all, for her public and rapid decline (and posthumous immortalization by her husband John Bayley) after an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. But now, a hundred years on from her birth, the attention is returning back to her work: Miles Leeson, Director of the Iris Murdoch Centre at the University of Chichester, recommends what books to read from her canon of 27 novels.