BINDING, Paul. British, b. 1943. Genres: Novels, Literary criticism and history. Career: Has worked as university lecturer in Sweden, Italy and the United States. Oxford University Press, editor; New Statesman, deputy literary editor; freelance writer, 1990-. Publications: NONFICTION: Robert Louis Stevenson (juvenile biography), 1974; Separate Country: A Literary Journey Through the American South, 1979, 2nd ed, 1988; (ed.) Robert Louis Stevenson, Weir of Hermiston, and Other Stories, 1979; Lorca: The Gay Imagination, 1985; St. Martin's Ride (autobiography), 1990; The Still Moment: Eudora Welty: Portrait of a Writer, 1994; An Endless Quiet Valley: A Reappraisal of John Masefield, 1998. NOVELS: Harmonica's Bride Groom, 1984; Kingfisher Weather, 1990. OTHER: (with J. Horder) Dreams and Speculations (poetry). Address: 56 Mill St., Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1BB, England.