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This month’s pulpit is written by Claire Harman. Her books include biographies of Sylvia Townsend Warner, Fanny Burney and Robert Louis Stevenson. She is now writing about Charlotte Brontë. Martin Arnold is Reader in Old Northern Studies at the University of Hull. His most recent book is Thor: Myth to Marvel. Diana Athill’s most recent book is Instead of a Book: Letters to a Friend. Elspeth Barker is a novelist and writer of short stories. Her most recent book is Dog Days (Black Dog Books), a selection of essays and journalism. James Barr is the author of A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle that Shaped the Middle East (Simon & Schuster). Tim Blanning’s most recent book is The Romantic Revolution. Heather Brooke is Professor of Journalism at City University and author of The Revolution Will Be Digitised. Jerry Brotton is the author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps (Penguin). Michael Burleigh’s most recent book is Small Wars, Faraway Places: The Genesis of the Modern World 1945–65. David Cesarani is completing a book on the fate of the Jews from 1933 to 1949. Robert Chesshyre is a former Chief American Correspondent of The Observer. Jeremy Clarke writes for The Spectator and the Sunday Times. Christopher Coker is Professor of International Relations at LSE. His most recent book is Men at Arms: What Fiction Has to Tell Us about War from the Iliad to Catch-22 (Hurst). Roger Crowley’s most recent book is City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire. Richard Davenport-Hines lives 645 kilometres southeast of Paris in the backwoods of the Cevennes. Brian Dillon’s Objects in This Mirror: Essays is published by Sternberg Press. He is curator of ‘Ruin Lust’ at Tate Britain (4 March–18 May 2014).
Samantha Ellis’s How To Be a Heroine is published by Chatto & Windus. Suzi Feay is chair of the judging panel for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. Malcolm Forbes is a freelance writer. Eamonn Gearon is the author of The Sahara: A Cultural History. John Gray’s most recent book is The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths (Penguin). Richard Greene is the author of Edith Sitwell: Avant Garde Poet, English Genius (2011) and is currently writing a new authorised biography of Graham Greene. Andrew Hussey’s The French Intifada: The Long War between France and Its Arabs is published this month by Granta. David Jays writes for the Sunday Times and The Guardian, and is the editor of Dance Gazette. Joanna Kavenna’s latest novel is Come to the Edge. She was listed as one of Granta’s Best Young Novelists 2013. John Keane is Professor of Politics at the WZB (Berlin) and director of the newly founded Sydney Democracy Network. Adam LeBor is the author of City of Oranges: Arabs and Jews in Jaffa. His latest thriller is The Geneva Option (Telegram). Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford. His latest book is Silence: A Christian History (Allen Lane). Jessica Mann’s latest book is Dead Woman Walking (The Cornovia Press). Philip Mansel is editor of The Court Historian. His latest book is Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean ( John Murray). He is currently writing a life of Louis XIV.
Tim Martin is a London-based writer and journalist. Allan Massie’s novel, Cold Winter in Bordeaux, has just been published by Quartet. Daniel Matlin is the author of On the Corner: African American Intellectuals and the Urban Crisis (Harvard). Jonathan Mirsky is a journalist specialising in Chinese affairs. Roderick Matthews’s third book, about the future of Indian democracy, will be published in May. Jeremy Noel-Tod is Lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. He was the revising editor of The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2013). Catherine Peters is a biographer of 19thcentury writers and a student of the odder aspects of Victorian life. Lucy Popescu is the author of The Good Tourist (Arcadia Books). James Purdon is a fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. Frederic Raphael’s sixth volume of notebooks, There and Then, was published by Carcanet last year. Jane Ridley’s Bertie: A Life of Edward VII is published by Chatto & Windus. Dominic Sandbrook is writing a history of Britain in the early 1980s. Gillian Tindall’s most recent books are Footprints in Paris (Pimlico) and Three Houses, Many Lives (Vintage). Colin Tudge is the co-founder of the Campaign for Real Farming and of the Funding Enlightened Agriculture, and author of Good Food for Everyone Forever and Why Genes are Not Selfish and People are Nice. Philip Womack’s new children’s book, The Broken King, is out in the summer. Christopher Woodward is director of the Garden Museum and the author of In Ruins. Andrea Wulf ’s latest book is Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens. She was the Eccles British Library Writer in Residence 2013.
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