Jean Moorcroft Wilson (born 3 October 1941) is a British academic and writer, best known as a biographer and critic of
First World War World War I (28 July 1914 11 November 1918), often abbreviated as WWI, was one of the deadliest global conflicts in history. Belligerents included much of Europe, the Russian Empire, the United States, and the Ottoman Empire, with figh ...
poets and poetry. A lecturer in English at
Birkbeck, University of London , mottoeng = Advice comes over nightTranslation used by Birkbeck. , established = , type = Public research university , endowment = £4.3 m (2014) , budget = £10 ...
, she has written a two-volume biography of
Siegfried Sassoon Siegfried Loraine Sassoon (8 September 1886 – 1 September 1967) was an English war poet, writer, and soldier. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry both descri ...
, as well as works on Virginia Woolf, Charles Sorley,
Robert Graves Captain Robert von Ranke Graves (24 July 1895 – 7 December 1985) was a British poet, historical novelist and critic. His father was Alfred Perceval Graves, a celebrated Irish poet and figure in the Gaelic revival; they were both Celti ...
Isaac Rosenberg Isaac Rosenberg (25 November 1890 – 1 April 1918) was an English poet and artist. His ''Poems from the Trenches'' are recognized as some of the most outstanding poetry written during the First World War. Early life Isaac Rosenberg was born ...
and William Watson. Her husband was the publisher Cecil Woolf (died 10 June 2019).


*''I Was an English Poet: Biography of Sir William Watson'' (1981) *''Virginia Woolf, Life and London: A Biography of Place'' (1988) *''Leonard Woolf: Pivot or outsider of Bloomsbury'' (1994) *''Virginia Woolf's London'' (2000) *''The Selected Poems of Isaac Rosenberg'' (editor) (2003) *''Siegfried Sassoon: The Making of a War Poet, A Biography (1886-1918)'' (1999) *''Siegfried Sassoon: The Journey from the Trenches 1918-1967'' (2004) *''Isaac Rosenberg'' (2008) *''Siegfried Sassoon: Soldier, Poet, Lover, Friend'' (2014) *''Edward Thomas: from Adlestrop to Arras: A Biography'' (2015) *''Robert Graves: From Great War Poet to Good-bye to All That (1895-1929)'' (2018)


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1941 births Living people British literary critics British women literary critics British biographers British women biographers Place of birth missing (living people) Academics of Birkbeck, University of London {{UK-academic-bio-stub