Dr Sue Roe

Dr Sue Roe
What an eye for art Roe has. Brilliant.
Roe is a skilled and graceful writer.
Daily Telegraph
A talented writer, fascinated by la vie Boheme.
Sunday Times

Sue Roe is an acclaimed biographer with a strong interest in the visual arts, whose books have appeared in both the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists. She is the author of four widely-praised narrative non-fiction books on art history – In Montparnasse (Fig Tree, 2018 / Penguin Press, NY), In Montmartre (Fig Tree, 2014 / Penguin Press, NY), The Private Lives of the Impressionists (Chatto & Windus, 2006 / HarperCollins, NY), and Gwen John: A Life (Chatto & Windus, 2001 / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY).

Sue’s early scholarship was on Virginia Woolf (the subject of her PhD), and she is the author of an academic monograph on Virginia Woolf, and editor of the Penguin Modern Classics edition of Jacob’s Room (with her Introduction). She has published a number of articles on Woolf, as well as on other women writers, including Jean Rhys, Angela Carter, and Elizabeth Bowen, and her reviews and articles have appeared in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Mail on Sunday, TLS, Art Quarterly, and Vanity Fair.

She has taught students at various universities, including the University of East Anglia and most recently the University of Sussex, where she was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow from 2017 to 2020.

Sue lives in Brighton.