Michael Alexander’s Reading Shakespeare (Red Globe, 2019) is in its second edition. Paul Bailey’s first collection of poems, Inheritance, is published by CB editions. Edward Behrens is a writer and editor based in London. Bill Bell is Professor of Bibliography at Cardiff University and Senior Fellow of the University of Göttingen. Martin Bell was a BBC war reporter for thirty years. Richard Bourke is Professor of the History of Political Thought and Fellow of King’s College at the University of Cambridge. Michael Burleigh is Engelsberg Chair of History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS. Richard Canning’s critical biography of Ronald Firbank will be published by Harvard University Press soon. Richard Cockett is a senior editor at The Economist and the author of Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma (Yale). Natasha Cooper, who also writes as N J Cooper, is a crime writer and critic. Ian Critchley is a freelance writer and critic. Cornelius Dieckmann has an MPhil in American literature from Cambridge. He works as a freelance journalist in Germany. Dennis Duncan is co-editor, with Adam Smyth, of Book Parts. Charles Elliott is the author of The Transplanted Gardener and Why Every Man Needs a Tractor. Maurice Frank is a journalist and translator based in Berlin. David Gelber is managing editor of The Court Historian. Tanya Harrod is writing a study of the painter Ruskin Spear. Elain Harwood is a senior architectural investigator at Historic England. Violet Hudson is a freelance journalist who lives near Bath.
Jonathan Keates is working on a biography of the composer Gaetano Donizetti.
Jeremy Lee is chef proprietor at Quo Vadis restaurant in London.
Benjamin Markovits’s new novel, Christmas in Austin, is published this month (Faber).
Owen Matthews was Newsweek’s bureau chief in Istanbul from 2001 to 2016. His new novel, Black Sun, was published last month (Bantam).
Patrick McGuinness’s most recent novel is Throw Me to the Wolves, which is based on the hounding of Chris Jefferies.
Leo McKinstry is a journalist and historian. His latest book, Attlee and Churchill, has just been published by Atlantic.
Kate McLoughlin is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Harris Manchester College. She is currently writing a literary history of silence.
Josie Mitchell is an editor at TANK magazine and writes on arts and books.
Lucy Moore’s latest book, Lady Fanshawe’s Receipt Book, is out now in paperback.
Jane O’Grady writes obituaries of philosophers, and co-founded the London School of Philosophy, where she teaches. Her Enlightenment Philosophy in a Nutshell was published in January by Arcturus.
Joseph Owen is writing a doctoral thesis on Carl Schmitt, modernism and sovereignty.
Susan Owens, formerly curator of paintings at the V&A, is co-editor of Christina Rossetti: Poetry in Art (Yale University Press).
Lucy Popescu is the editor of the refugee anthologies A Country of Refuge and A Country to Call Home. Anna Reid is a writer and journalist. She is currently working on a book, to be published in 2021 by John Murray, about the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War. Hannah Rosefield is completing a PhD in Victorian literature at Harvard University. Patrick Scrivenor has kept animals all his life. Until recently he had four Labradors and two cats, but time’s winged chariot has whittled this down to two Labradors and one cat. A comprehensive restocking programme is in progress. He is writing a book about his life with dogs entitled I Know that my Retriever Liveth. Avi Shilon is a historian at New York University. He is the author of Menachem Begin: A Life and Ben-Gurion: His Later Years in the Political Wilderness. His new book, The Decline of the Left-Wing in Israel, will be published by I B Tauris in December. Frances Spalding’s biography of Vanessa Bell is now back in print in paperback. Martha Sprackland is editor at Poetry London and Offord Road Books. A book of her poems, Citadel, will be published by Pavilion Poetry in 2020. Hugh Thomson is the author of many travel books, including The Green Road into the Trees, which won the Wainwright Prize. Paloma van Tol is a former editorial assistant at Literary Review. Richard Vinen teaches history at King’s College London. Jerry White is Professor in History at Birkbeck and the author of London in the Twentieth Century: A City & Its People. Patrick Wilcken is the author of Empire Adrift: The Portuguese Court in Rio de Janeiro, 1808–1821 (Bloomsbury) and Claude LéviStrauss: The Poet in the Laboratory (Penguin). Adam Zamoyski’s most recent book is Napoleon: The Man Behind the Myth (William Collins).
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