Catz Alumnus appears on BBC4

Catz Alumnus appears on BBC4

Catz Alumnus Dr Robert Morrison (1984, English), appeared on BBC4’s The Secret Life of Books in November, a show hosted by John Cooper Clarke that explores how classic books shape life and culture. The fourth instalment in the second series of the programme was devoted to Thomas De Quincey’s most famous work, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and contained two interviews with Dr Morrison, who is a leading expert on De Quincey.

 

Dr Morrison commented, “I was thrilled to be invited. I really wanted to participate in this project because it was a chance to talk about De Quincey’s most notorious book and the profound impact it has had on our understanding of drugs, creativity, and addiction.”

 

Dr Morrison is the author of The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey, which was a finalist for the James Tait Black prize, the oldest literary prize in Britain.