Lindsay Duguid was born in Liverpool and educated at Upton Convent and Southampton University. She has worked for Penguin Books, the British Academy and the Financial Times.
She became an editor at the Times Literary Supplement in 1978 and fiction editor in 1990. She has reviewed novels for The Times, The Sunday Times, the Observer, the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday, the Washington Post and the New York Times, and been a judge for the Encore Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize. She has never written a novel