Matthew Sturgis is an historian and biographer, the author of acclaimed lives of Aubrey Beardsley and Walter Sickert, as well as PASSIONATE ATTITUDES, a history of the English Decadence of the 1890s. He has also written a study of Biblical archaeology – IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO – and a history of Hampton Court Palace to tie in with a Channel 4 series.
He has contributed to the TLS, Daily Telegraph and Independent on Sunday. He is a member of the Oscar Wilde Society and contributes reviews to their journal The Wildean.
His major biography of OSCAR WILDE was published by Head of Zeus in 2018.