Introduction to On Being Ill
Hermione Lee (1948- ) is the president of Wolfson College, University of Oxford, England. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, of the Royal Society of Literature, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the author of biographies of Virginia Woolf and Edith Wharton and books on Willa Cather, Elizabeth Bowen, and Philip Roth. Her most recent book is A Very Short Introduction to "Biography.” In 2003, Hermione Lee presented the keynote address at the International Virginia Woolf Conference (Smith College, Northampton, MA) on Virginia Woolf’s On Being Ill.