Andrew Stott is the author of Comedy (Routledge, 2005; 2nd edn, 2014) and The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi (Canongate, 2009), which won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize for Non-Fiction, the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography, and the George Freedley Memorial Award. Grimaldi was a BBC Radio 4 "Book of the Week," and was named as one of the Guardian's "Books of the Year" for 2010. He is the recipient of fellowships from the British Academy, the Huntington Library, and the American Council on Education. In 2010-11, he was a Fellow at the New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

His most recent book is The Poet and the Vampyre: The Curse of Byron and the Birth of Literature's Greatest Monsters. Described by The New York Times as "fluid, informative and stylish," The Poet and the Vampyre was a best book of 2013 for both The Big Issue and The Sunday Times, was one of Chloe Sevigny's favorite things, and provided the basis for a BBC documentary produced by Oxford Scientific Films.

He is Professor of English at the University of Southern California.



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