David Charles Rose was born in London and educated at Highgate School and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was a student and disciple of A.J.P. Taylor, and at University College, Dublin. In 1995, he became the first Director of the Oscar Wilde Summer School in Bray, County Wicklow, before moving to Goldsmiths College, University of London, as Visiting Tutor and Sessional Lecturer, where he created THE OSCHOLARS, an online resource of Oscar Wilde scholarship. He made his home in Paris in 2004, but now lives in Royan, Charente Maritime. Current president of the Société Oscar Wilde, he is married to Danielle Guérin, editor of the online review of Wilde studies, Rue des Beaux Arts and author of Oscar Wilde, Qui suis-je? (Editions Pardès, 2014).