Angela Kingston

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My book Oscar Wilde as a Character in Victorian Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2007) documents how Oscar Wilde was appropriated as a fictional character by no less than thirty-two of his friends and contemporaries. Much is revealed about Wilde’s complex relationships with such authors as Joseph Conrad, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, George Bernard Shaw and Bram Stoker.

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‘A writer is someone who has 
taught his mind to misbehave.’

Oscar Wilde


Oscar Wilde’s Irish childhood is a fascinating subject I’m exploring in my novel-in-progress Requiescat. Two traumatic episodes had a profound effect on the celebrated author’s life and writing: the Travers vs Wilde libel trial, in which Wilde’s parents were sued by his father’s intimate Mary Travers, and the childhood death of his sister Isola.

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#Radelaide is an anthology of stories written by Adelaide High School students, produced during my stint as Writer in Residence in 2014. I’ve edited the book, published by the SA Writers Centre.

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