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Rosemary Ashton is Emeritus Professor of English at University College London and the author of several works on Victorian literature and culture. Her most recent book is One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli and the ‘Great Stink’ of 1858 (2017). Piers Brendon is the author of T e Decline and Fall of the British Empire ( Vintage). Esme Bright works at a literary agency in London. John Burnside ’s mo s t r e c e n t b o o k i s Aurochs and Auks: Essays on Mortality and Extinction. In 2023 he was awarded the David Cohen Prize. Richard Canning is author and editor of nine books, most recently Brigid Brophy: Avant-Garde Writer, Critic, Activist (Edinburgh University Press, 2020). Norma Clarke is writing a sequel to her family memoir, Not Speaking . Nicholas Clee is joint editor of book industry newsletter BookBrunch, and author of Courses for Horses: A Journey Round Racing in Britain and Ireland. Craig Clunas is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of Oxford and the author of several books on art and culture in China. Jude Cook ’s l a t e s t n o v e l i s Jacob’s Advice (2020). Natasha Cooper, who also writes as N J Cooper, is a crime writer and critic. Ian Critchley is a freelance writer and reviewer. Michael Delgado works at Literary Review. Minoo Dinshaw has almost f nished writing a book about moderates in the English Civil War. Patricia Fara is Emeritus Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge and was the winner of the 2022 Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics. Cal Flyn is a writer based in the Orkney Islands. Her latest book is Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post-Human Landscape. Charles Foster is Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. His latest book is Cry of the Wild (Doubleday, 2023). Charlie Gammell is author of T e Pearl of Khorasan: A History of Herat. After a stint as a UK diplomat, he is now putting the f nishing touches to a stoner caper comedy set in post-Taliban Kabul, entitled T omas Hobbes and the Kabul Underground.

Jason Goodwin is the author of Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire and f ve mysteries set in 19th-century Istanbul. Connor Harrison is working on his f rst novel. Jeremy Harte sits on the council of the Folklore Society. His books include Fairy Encounters in Medieval England and Cloven Country: T e Devil and the English Landscape. Tim Hornyak, a long-term resident of Tokyo, is the author of Loving the Machine: T e Art & Science of Japanese Robots. Kathryn Hughes’s new book, Catland: Feline Enchantment and the Making of the Modern World (Fourth Estate), will be published in April. Stuart Jef ries is a freelance journalist. His latest book is Everything, All the Time, Everywhere: How We Became Post-Modern. Sheena Joughin has published two novels and is currently working on a book about madness in f ction. Sam Kitchener has had enough bovine gynaecology to last a lifetime. H Kumarasingham teaches at the University of Edinburgh. His most recent publication is T e Cambridge Constitutional History of the United Kingdom, which he co-edited. James Le Fanu ’s b o o k s i n c l u d e T e Rise & Fall of Modern Medicine and Why Us?. He writes a weekly column for the Daily Telegraph. Rana Mitter is S T Lee Chair in US–Asia Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School and author of China’s Good War (2020). Caroline Moorehead’s Mussolini’s Daughter: T e Most Dangerous Woman in Europe was published last year. Justin Mundy is among other things chairman of the sustainability-linked Sovereign Debt Hub. He is very slowly writing a biography of Frederick Lamb. Bijan Omrani is the author of Caesar’s Footprints: Journeys to Roman Gaul . Susan Owens’s books include Spirit of Place: Artists, Writers and the British Landscape (2020) and Imagining England ’s Past: Inspiration, Enchantment, Obsession (2023).

Francesca Peacock’s f rst book, Pure Wit: T e Revolutionary Life of Margaret Cavendish , was published in September. Lucy Popescu is the editor of the refugee anthologies A Country of Refuge and A Country to Call Home. Donald Rayf eld has recently completed a history of the Crimean Tatars for Reaktion. Richard V Reeves is president of the American Institute for Boys and Men. His most recent book is Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It. Daniel Rey is a writer and critic living in New York. Ian Sansom is a columnist for the Times Literary Supplement. Hazel Smith is author of North Korea: Markets & Military Rule and Professorial Research Associate at the Centre for Korean Studies at SOAS. Tim Smith-Laing is a writer and critic based in London. He teaches at the Royal Academy of the Arts and the University of Maastricht. Raymond Tallis is the author of Freedom: An Impossible Reality (Agenda, 2021) and Prague 22: A Philosopher on a Tram (forthcoming from Philosophy Now Publications). Michael Taylor is a historian of the 18th and 19th centuries. His f rst book, T e Interest , was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. His next book, Impossible Monsters, concerns the discovery of dinosaurs and the conf ict between science and religion. Lucy T ynne is a freelance writer and editor living in London. Gillian Tindall’s latest book, T e Pulse Glass , about time and chance survival, is available now in paperback ( Virago). Megan Vaughan is Professor of African History and Health at University College London. She is writing a book on colonial metabolism. Michael White is a former political editor of T e Guardian. Jonathan Wolf is Alfred Landecker Professor of Values and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford. His most recent book, cowritten with Anver de-Shalit, is City of Equals (OUP, 2024). James Womack lives in Cambridge. His next collection of poems, Why Are You Shouting? , will be published in July.

4 Literary Review | february 2024

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