HOLROYD, Michael. British, b. 1935. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Biography. Career: Society of Authors, chairman, London, 1973-74; National Book League, chairman, 1976-78; BBC Archives Committee, member, 1976-79; English PEN, president, 1985-88; Strachey Trust, chairman, 1990-95; Arts Council of Great Britain, chairman of literature panel 1992-95; Public Lending Right, Advisory Committee, chairman, 1997-2000; Royal Society of Literature, chairman, 1998-2001. Publications: Hugh Kingsmill: A Biography, 1964; Lytton Strachey, 2 vols., 1967-68, rev. ed., 1994; A Dog's Life, 1969; Unreceived Opinions, 1973; Augustus John, 2 vols, 1974-75, 1976, rev. ed., 1996; (with M. Easton) The Art of Augustus John, 1974; Themes and Variations: The Drawings of Augustus John 1901-1931, 1996; Bernard Shaw, 4 vols, 1988-93, rev. ed. in 1 vol., 1997; Basil Street Blues, 1999; Works on Paper, 2002. EDITOR: The Best of Hugh Kingsmill, 1970; Lytton Strachey by Himself, 1971; The Genius of Shaw, 1979; (with P. Levy) The Shorter Strachey, 1980; (with R. Skidelsky) W. Gerhardie, God's Fifth Column, 1981; Essays by Divers Hands, XLII, 1982. Address: c/o A. P. Watt Ltd, 20 John St, London WC1N 2DR, England.