Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
Professor of EnglishKathe Tappe Vernon Professorship in Biography
I teach courses on the novel, biography, Bloomsbury, and black literature of Britain and America. I have written or edited seven books, including Black London, about the black population of 18th-century Britain, a New York Times “notable book of the year.” As host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Book Show, I interview popular current authors on their recent books.
Mr. and Mrs. Prince: How an Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Family Moved Out of Slavery and into Legend , (2008).
The Norton Critical Edition of The Secret Garden , (2006).
Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Unpredictable Life of the Author of “The Secret Garden” , (2005).
Black Victorians/Black Victoriana , (2003).
Black London: Life Before Emancipation , (1995), (published in the UK as Black England , 1999).
Carrington: A Life , (1989).
Works in progress
The Norton Annotated Secret Garden