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Peter J. Conradi

Peter J. Conradi FRSL (born May 8, 1945[1]) is a British author and academic.

He was educated at the University of East Anglia (BA, 1967), the University of Sussex (MA, 1969) and University College London (PhD, 1983).


  • Career 1
  • Works 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4


Conradi is known as a biographer, having written Iris Murdoch: A Life, an official biography of his friend Iris Murdoch, and A Very English Hero: The Making of Frank Thompson.[2][3] He is English Professor Emeritus at Kingston University.[4]

Conradi also wrote the book, Going Buddhist: Panic and Emptiness, the Buddha and Me. He is a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and follows the Shambhala Buddhist lineage.


  • John Fowles (1982) (ISBN 0-416-32250-6)
  • Iris Murdoch. The Saint and the Artist (1986) (ISBN 0-312-43614-9)
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky (1987) (ISBN 0-312-02053-8)
  • Angus Wilson (1997) with Isobel Armstrong and Bryan Loughrey (editors) (ISBN 0-7463-0803-5)
  • Existentialists and Mystics: Writings on Philosophy and Literature by Iris Murdoch (1999) editor
  • Iris Murdoch: A Life (2001) and later revisions (ISBN 0-393-04875-6)
  • Iris: The Life of Iris Murdoch (2002) (ISBN 0-393-32401-X)
  • Going Buddhist: Panic and Emptiness, the Buddha and Me (2005) (ISBN 1-904095-63-1)
  • At the Bright Hem of God (2009) (ISBN 978-1-85411-490-7)
  • A writer at war : letters & diaries, 1939-45 (editor) (2010) (ISBN 978-1-906021-22-1)
  • A Very English Hero: The Making of Frank Thompson (2012) (ISBN 978-1-408802-43-4)

External links

  • Peter J. Conradi's official website


  1. ^ Shastri Peter Conradi Elected to Royal Society of Literature ,
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  4. ^ "Peter J. Conradi". Seren Books. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 

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