Min Wild has had more than one working life – first, as a storytelling library assistant, and later, as a lecturer in English at University of Plymouth, once she had gained her doctorate at the University of Exeter.
She has published academic books and articles on eighteenth-century literature, where the novel began, and where young men who were poets pretended to be old ladies as they edited rude, cheerily obnoxious periodicals: the poet Christopher Smart was 'Mrs Midnight', who wrote and edited The Midwife in the 1750s, and this is the subject of Min's book Christopher Smart and Satire (2008).
She has also worked in the field of early twentieth-century high Modernism, where some poets and novelists looked back yearningly to eighteenth-century classical ways of writing and understanding the world.
Min is most interested in the places where literature and philosophy rub shoulders, where the self is presented through language. She has reviewed widely, both for the academic world and for the Independent on Sunday and the Times Literary Supplement, and she runs reading groups and presents papers at conferences. She likes the excitement of literary seminars, where meaning gets made by a gathering of minds, and she also likes Roses Lime Marmalade, and playing the saxophone.