Claire Sprague received her B.A. in Comparative Literature and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English and American literature from the University of Wisconsin. She has taught at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, New York University, Reed College and the University of Zaragoza. Sprague's publications include Van Wyck Brooks: The Early Years, Rereading Doris Lessing: Narrative Strategies of Doubling and Repetition, In Pursuit of Doris Lessing: Nine Nations Reading and Virginia Woolf: A Collection of Critical Essays.