Simon Baker is a freelance writer. Stephen Bates is a former senior correspondent for The Guardian. Simon Beattie is a bookseller and translator. His translation of Friedo Lampe’s At the Edge of the Night was published last year (Hesperus Press). Jasper Becker is the author of seven books on Asia. Ian Black is a former Middle East editor of The Guardian. He is now a visiting senior fellow at the Middle East Centre, LSE. His latest book is Enemies and Neighbours: Arabs & Jews in Palestine & Israel, 1917–2017. Thomas Blaikie is manners and etiquette correspondent at The Lady magazine. Michael Burleigh is Engelsberg Chair of History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS. John Burnside’s most recent book, The Music of Time: Poetry in the Twentieth Century, was a Financial Times Book of the Year. Norma Clarke is Emeritus Professor in English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University. Her latest book is a family memoir, Not Speaking. Rebecca Cook is a freelance writer. Natasha Cooper, who also writes as N J Cooper, is a crime writer and critic. Anthony Cummins is a freelance writer. Richard Davenport-Hines wrote a biographical study of Caroline Blackwood in Scribner’s Writers Series. Howard Davies is a former director of the LSE. He teaches courses on financial regulation and central banking at Sciences Po, Paris. Michael Delgado works at Literary Review. Cornelius Dieckmann is a freelance journalist in Germany. His writing on books has appeared in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Süddeutsche Zeitung. Sarah Ditum is a critic and columnist based in Bath.
Sophie Duncan is Fellow in English at Christ Church, Oxford. Her books include Shakespeare’s Women and the Fin de Siècle (2016) and Shakespeare’s Props (2019).
Ian Fraser is the author of Shredded: Inside RBS, The Bank That Broke Britain.
Margaret Gilmore is a former BBC journalist. She is deputy chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
John Gray’s next book is on cats.
Claire Harman’s books include Jane’s Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World, Charlotte Bronte: A Life and, most recently, Murder by the Book: A Sensational Chapter in Victorian Crime.
Simon Heffer’s most recent book, Staring at God: Britain in the Great War, is published by Random House.
Philip Hensher’s new novel, A Small Revolution in Germany, is published this month by Fourth Estate.
Lucy Lethbridge’s next book, Tourists: How the British Went Abroad to Find Themselves, will be published later this year.
Dmitri Levitin is Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author of Ancient Wisdom in the Age of the New Science.
John Maier was named BBC Today Programme Student Critic of the Year 2019.
Robert Mayhew is Professor of Historical Geography and Intellectual History at the University of Bristol.
Catherine McIlwaine is Tolkien Archivist at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Wendy Moore is a journalist and the author of four non-fiction books on medical and social history. Her fifth book, Endell Street: The Trailblazing Women Who Ran World War One’s Most Remarkable Military Hospital, comes out in April. Jay Parini is the author of New and Collected Poems: 1975–2015. His next book, Borges and Me, a memoir of his travels in the Highlands of Scotland with Jorge Luis Borges in 1971, will be published this summer (Canongate). Peter Parker’s most recent book is A Little Book of Latin for Gardeners. Gill Partington is a writer and researcher who investigates odd books and deviant readers. Last year she was Munby Fellow in Bibliography at Cambridge. She now works at Exeter University. Sumit Paul-Choudhury is a writer and entrepreneur. Lucy Popescu is the editor of the refugee anthologies A Country of Refuge and A Country to Call Home. Kevin Power is based in Dublin. His new novel, White City, will be published by Scribner UK in 2021. Michael Prodger is a senior research fellow at the University of Buckingham and art critic at the New Statesman. James Purdon teaches at the University of St Andrews and is editor of the forthcoming British Literature in Transition, 1900-1920 (CUP). Joan Smith’s Homegrown: How Domestic Violence Turns Men Into Terrorists was published last year (riverrun). Adrian Tinniswood’s latest book, The House Party: A Short History of Leisure, Pleasure & the Country House Weekend, is published by Faber. Martin Vander Weyer is business editor of The Spectator. 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.
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