Bio:G. Peter Winnington


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G. Peter Winnington' is retired from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, where he lectured in modern English literature. He created and edited (1975–1984) The Mervyn Peake Review for the (now defunct) Mervyn Peake Society and then launched his own Peake Studies in 1988. He compiled and maintains a complete Peake bibliography (primary and secondary), Peake in Print. He prepared the 1992 Overlook edition of Peake's Titus books, selecting the essays printed at the end of Titus Alone. His biography of Peake, Vast Alchemies (2000) was shortlisted for the Mythopoeic Society's Scholarship Award; it was re-issued in an enlarged edition in 2009 as Mervyn Peake's Vast Alchemies. His study of Peake's work, The Voice of the Heart: the working of Mervyn Peake's Imagination, was published in 2006 by Liverpool UP (in the UK) and Chicago UP (in the USA). He edited and wrote almost half of Mervyn Peake: The Man and his Art (with contributions by Joanne Harris, John Howe and Michael Moorcock, among others) which came out in October 2006 from Peter Owen (London). With Rob Maslen he also edited Complete Nonsense by Mervyn Peake published by Carcanet (Manchester, England) in July 2011 (coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Peake's birth). More recently he edited and contributed to Miracle Enough: papers on the works of Mervyn Peake containing a selection of papers presented at the 2011 Mervyn Peake Centenary Conference at the University of Chichester. A full list of his publications can be found on his home page.

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