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Julian Baggini ’s l a t e s t b o o k i s How to Think Like a Philosopher: Essential Principles for Clearer Thinking , p u b l i s h e d l a s t m o n t h b y G r a n t a . Oliver Balch is writing a book about the Amazon. Rosamund Bartlett is a biographer and translator of Chekhov and Tolstoy. Robert Bickers is writing a history of Hong Kong. Fran Bigman is a f reelance book reviewer and critic living in New York. Peter Bottomley pitched his tent above Priory Bay on the Isle of Wight in 1962, years before marrying his wife, Virginia; her family home was Horestone Cottage. Piers Brendon has contributed an essay entitled ‘Churchill, the Roosevelts and Empire’ to The Cambridge Companion to Winston Churchill, edited by Allen Packwood. Esme Bright is an event producer and occasional journalist. Frances Cairncross is a former journalist for The Economist, Rector of Exeter College, Oxford, and Chair of the Court of HeriotWatt University. Rupert Christiansen’s most recent book, Diaghilev’s Empire: How the Ballets Russes Enthralled the World, is published by Faber. George Cochrane is a writer and editor based in London. Jude Cook’s latest novel is Jacob’s Advice. Natasha Cooper, who also writes as N J Cooper, is a crime writer and critic. Anthony Cummins is a f reelance critic. Lucy Dale is studying for an MSt in creative writing at the University of Oxford. Richard Davenport-Hines is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Peter Davidson is Senior Research Fellow at Campion Hall in Oxford. His verse collection Arctic Elegies was recently published by Carcanet. Fel i pe Fernández-Armesto is the convenor of the forthcoming conference ‘Routes and Roots: History and Literature of Travel, Exploration and Cultural Interaction, f rom Antiquity to Modernity’ at the University of Notre Dame.

Henry Gee is a recovering palaeontologist who is now mostly interested in the imminent extinction of the human species. Paul Genders is a f reelance writer and editor living in London. Dominic Green is a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, and a columnist for the Wa s h i n g t o n E x a m i n e r and the Jewish Chronicle . His latest book is The Religious Revolution: The Birth of Modern Spirituality, 1848-1898. Nicholas Harris works at UnHerd. Jonathan Hopkin is Professor of Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and author of Anti-System Politics: The Crisis of Market Liberalism in Rich Democracies (Oxford University Press, 2020). Robert Irwin is the author of Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography. Sam Kitchener has been writing a novel for what feels like an eternity. David Laws was MP for Yeovil f rom 2001 to 2015 and a minister in the coalition government. He is now executive chairman of the Education Policy Institute. Owen Matthews’s most recent book, Overreach: The Inside Story of Putin’s War Against Ukraine, is published by Mudlark. Lucy Moore’s latest book, In Search of Us: Twelve Adventures in Anthropology, will be out in paperback this April. Caroline Moorehead’s Mussolini’s Daughter: The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe was published in October. Benedict Nightingale was chief theatre critic of The Times for twenty-one years. His most recent book, Great Moments in the Theatre, is published by Oberon Books. Malachi O’Doherty’s Gerry Adams: An Unauthorised Life is being reissued by Faber. His latest book, How To Fix Northern Ireland, will be published in April.

Bijan Omrani is author of Caesar’s Footprints: Journeys to Roman Gaul, and codirector of the Shute Literary Festival. Jay Parini is the author most recently of Borges and Me and New and Collected Poems: 1975-2015 . Lucy Popescu is the editor of the refugee anthologies A Country of Refuge and A Country to Call Home. Donald Rayfield is currently writing a history of the Crimean Khanate for Reaktion Books. Jonathan Rée’s books include Witcraft and A Schoolmaster’s War. Angus Reilly is a f reelance writer working on a book about Henry Kissinger’s experiences in the Second World War. Daniel Rey is a writer and critic living in New York. Christopher Ross’s books include Mishima’s Sword: Travels in Search of a Samurai Legend . Miranda Seymour’s most recent book, I Used to Live Here Once: The Haunted Life of Jean Rhys, was published by William Collins. Richard Smyth’s new book, The Jay, The Beech and the Limpetshell: Finding Wild Things with My Kids, is published this month. Frances Spalding ’s The Real and the Romantic: English Art between Two World Wars was published last year by Thames & Hudson. Adrian Tinniswood’s most recent book is Noble Ambitions: The Fall and Rise of the PostWar Country House ( Jonathan Cape). Adrian Turpin is director of Wigtown Book Festival. Richard Vinen teaches history at King’s College London. Sarah Watling ’s n e w b o o k , Tomorrow Perhaps the Future: Following Writers and Rebels in the Spanish Civil War , i s p u b l i s h e d b y J o n a t h a n C a p e . Michael White is a former political editor of The Guardian. James Womack lives in Cambridge and dreams of travelling to Lithuania. His most recent book is Homunculus (2020). Philip Womack’s tenth novel for the young, Ghostlord, will be published in May this year.

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