Madeleine Gray is a freelance arts writer and book critic, as well as a PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of Manchester. She is supervised by Dr Kaye Mitchell and Dr Monica Pearl. Her PhD is funded by the University of Manchester and by the University of Sydney J B Watt Travelling Scholarship.

Madeleine has an MSt in English (1900 – Present) (with Distinction) from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons 1) in English Literature and Art History from the University of Sydney.