Hilary Spurling, CBE, FRSL is a British journalist and biographer. She won the Whitbread Prize for her biography on Henri Matisse, and was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2010 for her book Burying The Bones: Pearl Buck in China. She was also awarded the SoA’s Travelling Scholarship, the Duff Cooper prize and Heyward Hill award. She is an honorary trustee of the Royal Literary Fund, and set up the RLF Fellowship scheme. She is currently working on a life of Anthony Powell.