This month’s pulpit is written by Catherine Brown, head of English at New College of the Humanities, London. Matthew Adams is a writer and critic. Christopher Andrew is a convenor of the Cambridge University Intelligence Seminar and co-editor of books on interrogation and on the international history of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Jonathan Barnes is the author of three novels, most recently Cannonbridge. David Bodanis’s Einstein’s Greatest Mistake will be published in 2016. Christopher Bray is a film critic for the Mail on Sunday. Piers Brendon’s next book will be a biography of Edward VIII for the Penguin Monarchs series. Michael Burleigh is CEO of the City political risk consultants Sea Change Partners and comments on world affairs in The Times and the Daily Mail. Pete Clark is a freelance journalist, who occasionally thinks of writing a book. Lucy Daniel is the author of a biography of Gertrude Stein (Reaktion Books). Seamus Deane’s Foreign Affections: Essays on Edmund Burke was published in 2005. William Doino, a contributing editor to Inside the Vatican, is currently researching a book about the post-Vatican II Catholic Church. Katherine Duncan-Jones’s Portraits of Shakespeare has just been published by the Bodleian Library. Charles Elliott’s books include Why Every Man Needs a Tractor: And Other Revelations in the Garden (Frances Lincoln). Samantha Ellis’s How to Be a Heroine is published by Vintage. She is writing a book about Anne Brontë. Patricia Fara’s books include Science: A Four Thousand Year History (Oxford University Press, 2009). She is the Senior Tutor of Clare College, Cambridge. Ophelia Field is the author of The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough (2002) and The KitCat Club: Friends Who Imagined a Nation (2008). Laura Gallagher is a freelance writer.
Victoria Glendinning is finishing writing a novel about nuns. John Gribbin is Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex. His latest book, 13.8, describes the quest to determine the age of the universe. James Hall’s The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History is out in paperback. Melissa Harrison’s second novel, At Hawthorn Time (Bloomsbury), features a modern Green Man called Jack. Her short book about rain will be published next year by Faber. Joanna Kavenna is a novelist, essayist and travel writer. Her next book will be A Field Guide to Reality. Leanda de Lisle’s latest book, Tudor: The Family Story, is out in paperback. Claire Lowdon is assistant editor of Areté. Her first novel, Left of the Bang, was published in June. Jessica Mann’s 1981 study of women crime writers, Deadlier than the Male, has recently been republished as an ebook. Thomas Marks is editor of Apollo and a founding editor of The Junket. Patrick Marnham is the author of The Death of Jean Moulin. His most recent book is Snake Dance: Journeys beneath a Nuclear Sky. Andy Martin’s Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child & the Making of Make Me will be published next month. Robert Mayhew is Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Bristol. Malthus: The Life & Legacies of an Untimely Prophet was published last year (Harvard). Leo McKinstry’s latest book, Operation Sealion, is a study of the German plan to invade Britain in 1940. Jonathan Mirsky is an expert on China. Many years ago he helped with voter registration in the American South. R I Moore is Professor Emeritus of Medieval History at Newcastle University. His books include The War on Heresy (Profile) and The Formation of a Persecuting Society (Blackwell). Wendy Moore is a freelance writer and author. She has written three books on medical and social history.
Joe Moran’s most recent book is Armchair Nation: An Intimate History of Britain in Front of the TV (Profile). His Shrinking Violets: A Field Guide to Shyness will be published next year. Richard Overy is the editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of World War II. Lucy Popescu is editing A Country of Refuge, a collection of writings on asylum seekers from Britain’s and Ireland’s finest voices. Kevin Power’s novel Bad Day in Blackrock is published by Simon & Schuster. Donald Rayfield is currently translating a collection of Varlam Shalamov’s stories and Hamid Ismailov’s Dance of Devils. Peter Sarris is Reader in Late Roman, Medieval and Byzantine History at the University of Cambridge. Charles Saumarez Smith is secretary and chief executive of the Royal Academy and author of The Company of Artists: The Origins of the Royal Academy of Arts in London (2012). Yasmine Seale is a doctoral student at St John’s College, Oxford. Anne Sebba is writing Les Parisiennes: How Women Lived, Loved & Died in Paris 1939–49. Raymond Seitz was US Ambassador to the Court of St James’s from 1991 to 1994. Joan Smith is co-chair of the Mayor of London’s Violence Against Women and Girls Panel. Her latest book is The Public Woman. Nikolai Tolstoy is currently working on a book on the forced repatriation of Cossacks in 1945, drawing on hitherto inaccessible Russian archival sources. Adrian Weale is a writer and soldier. His most recent book is The SS: A New History. Sara Wheeler’s books include The Magnetic North: Travels in the Arctic (Vintage). Patrick Wilcken is the author of Empire Adrift: The Portuguese Court in Rio de Janeiro, 1808–1821 and Claude Lévi-Strauss: The Poet in the Laboratory, published by Bloomsbury. Tom Williams works in digital publishing. Frances Wilson is writing a book about Thomas De Quincey. Naomi Wood’s most recent book is Mrs Hemingway (Picador).
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