Josephine Hart was born and educated in Ireland. She was a Director of Haymarket Publishing before going on to produce a number of West End plays, including the award-winning, The House of Bernarda Alba by Lorca, Noël Coward’s The Vortex and The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch. She presented the series Books by my Bedside.
Her novels include Damage, filmed by Louis Malle in 1992, Sin, Oblivion, The Stillest Day, and The Reconstructionist. Her Work has been translated into 26 languages.
Josephine Hart’s Poetry Hour, held at the British Library, has involved people such as Ralph Fiennes, Harold Pinter and Sir Roger Moore reading works by T S Eliot, Auden, Larkin, Plath, Kipling, Byron and Browning.
She died in June 2011.