Sophie Baggott is a Welsh writer and journalist in the human rights field, currently finding her feet in Melbourne. Phil Baker’s books include The Devil is a Gentleman: The Life & Times of Dennis Wheatley and Austin Osman Spare: The Life & Legend of London’s Lost Artist. Oliver Balch is an independent journalist and travel writer based in Portugal. Philipp Blom writes and lectures about intellectual history, philosophy and politics. His most recent book is Nature’s Mutiny (Picador). Simon Briscoe is an author and consultant on statistical matters. Paul Broks is a neuropsychologist turned writer whose most recent book is The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars (Allen Lane, 2018), just out in paperback. Michael Burleigh is Engelsberg Chair of History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS. Richard Cockett’s books include Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma. David Collard contributes to We’ll Never Have Paris (Repeater Books), a new anthology about the French capital, and the forthcoming Love Bites, a collection of writing prompted by the death of Pete Shelley. Natasha Cooper, who also writes as N J Cooper, is a crime writer and critic. Howard Davies is a former director of the LSE. He teaches courses on financial regulations and central banking at Sciences Po, Paris. Michael Delgado works at Literary Review. Lesley Downer writes on Japan. Her most recent novel is The Shogun’s Queen, published in 2016. She is currently working on a novel set in a new period: 16th-century Japan. David Gelber is assistant editor at Literary Review. Michael Griffin is the author of Reaping the Whirlwind: The Taliban Movement in Afghanistan and Islamic State: Rewriting History, both published by Pluto. Christopher Hart is writing a very oldfashioned book called Great British Heroes.
Selina Hastings is working on a biography of Sybille Bedford. Tom Holland’s history of Christianity, Dominion, will be published in September. Ellen Jones is a researcher, editor and translator from Spanish. Her translation of Rodrigo Fuentes’s Trout, Belly Up is published by Charco Press. She has been criticism editor at Asymptote since 2014. Joanna Kavenna’s next novel, Zed, is out in July. Sam Kitchener is a writer living in London. Lucy Lethbridge’s most recent book, Tourists: How the British Went Abroad to Find Themselves, will be published by Bloomsbury next year. Frank McLynn is the author of twentyeight books and has written for Literary Review for twenty-nine years. Lucy Moore’s latest book, Lady Fanshawe’s Receipt Book, is out now in paperback. David Motadel is Assistant Professor of International History at the LSE and the author of Islam and Nazi Germany’s War (Harvard University Press). Jane O’Grady’s Enlightenment Philosophy in a Nutshell is published by Arcturus. Bijan Omrani edits the Asian Affairs Journal. His latest book is Caesar’s Footprints: Journeys to Roman Gaul. Raffaello Pantucci is director of International Security Studies at the Royal United Service Institute and the author of We Love Death As You Love Life: Britain’s Suburban Terrorists. Lucy Popescu is the editor of the refugee anthologies A Country of Refuge and A Country to Call Home.
Charlie Pye-Smith’s most recent book is Land of Plenty: A Journey Through the Fields & Foods of Modern Britain.
Richard V Reeves is Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Samuel Reilly is editorial assistant at Apollo magazine. His writing on art appears in Apollo, Frieze and 1843.
Tim Richardson’s next book, Cambridge College Gardens, will be published in the autumn.
Nicholas Roe’s Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years (1988) was republished by OUP last year in a revised and updated second edition.
Helena Rosenblatt is Professor of History at City University of New York. Her latest book is The Lost History of Liberalism from Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century (Princeton University Press, 2018).
Richard Smyth is a writer and critic. His most recent book is A Sweet, Wild Note: What We Hear When the Birds Sing (Elliott & Thompson, 2017).
Tom Stern is Associate Professor of Philosophy at University College London.
Alwyn W Turner is the author of A Classless Society: Britain in the 1990s.
Nicholas Vincent is Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia and author of A Brief History of Britain 1066–1485.
David Wheatley is the author of The President of Planet Earth (Carcanet).
Tom Williams is a writer and teacher.
Frances Wilson is writing a life of D H Lawrence.
George Wilson was previously editor at the Oxford Review of Books and her writing has appeared in LUX Magazine. She is also a practising artist.
Philip Womack’s seventh novel, The Arrow of Apollo, will appear soon.
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