James McNamara was born in Western Australia in 1982. He received degrees in English and Law from the University of Western Australia and was a Clarendon Scholar in English at Oxford, where he wrote his doctorate on ideas about vivisection and the soul in John Donne’s, Jonathan Swift’s, and George Eliot’s writing. A screenwriting graduate of AFTRS, he works in television.
James McNamara reviews 'The Best American Essays 2015' edited by Ariel Levy and 'The Best Australian Essays 2015' edited by Geordie Williamson
Michael Hofmann reviews Ted Hughes by Jonathan Bate