professor John Carey at the Dublin Writers Festival

Posted: May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

professor John Carey is a British literary critic whose passionate views have sometimes proved controversial. He came to Dublin to talk about The Unexpected Professor – a warm and funny memoir of the events that formed him, such as an escape from the London blitz to an idyllic rural village, army service in Egypt, an open scholarship to Oxford and an academic career that saw him elected, age 40, to Oxford’s oldest English Literature professorship. The event was chaired by Selina Guinness.


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