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Anthony Gardner, Author: Biography

Anthony Gardner was born in Dublin and brought up partly in London and partly in County Tipperary. He studied English at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, where he specialised in Yeats and the Romantic poets, graduating with a double first.
     His entry into journalism was as a trainee sub-editor on Harpers & Queen, of which he later became deputy editor. He has written features, travel pieces and book reviews for many of Britain’s leading newspapers and magazines, as well as Town & Country in the US and the EU’s cultural website www.europe.org.uk.
     In 2002 he was appointed editor of the Royal Society of Literature’s magazine, which he relaunched as RSL – The Royal Society of Literature Review. He was made a Fellow of the society in 2004. He has also edited several books, including The Silent Steppe – The Story of a Kazakh Nomad Under Stalin by Mukhamet Shayakhmetov (Stacey International) and The Gough Map by Nick Millea (Bodleian Library).
     He divides his time between a redbrick house in West London and a wooden hut at the bottom of the garden, where he works on his novels. He also writes poetry, which has been published in the London Magazine. He is married to the translator, editor and artist Rosanna Kelly.