Alumni Authors


Author headshot and author book cover

As a celebration of our alumni, each month we will highlight a new book written by one of
North American-based alumni.

Our August 2022 book is "From Family to Philosophy" by Henry Summerfield (Exeter, 1956).

Henry Summerfield graduated from Exeter College in 1959 and earned an M Litt at the University of Durham. After teaching at the MS University of Baroda, India, and the University of Illinois, he served in the English Department of the University of Victoria, British Columbia, from 1966 to 2001. While teaching, he published That Myriad-minded Man: a biography of George William Russell "A.E." 1867-1935 (1975), An Introductory Guide to The Anathemata and the Sleeping Lord Sequence of David Jones (1979), and A Guide to the Books of William Blake for Innocent and Experienced Readers (1998). In retirement, he has written From Family to Philosophy.

You can purchase From Family to Philosophy here.


Are you an alumni author?

If you have written a book which was published within the last three years, or is due to be released soon, please email us the following information.

Your full name
A high-quality headshot
A short bio
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
Link to purchase the book online

We thank you for sharing your books with us, and will let you know if you are selected for a feature in the coming months.

Please visit our archive page to look back at previous Alumni Authors


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