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This month’s pulpit is written by Valerie Grove. Her updated biography, The Life and Loves of Laurie Lee, is published this month by the Robson Press. Hephzibah Anderson is an associate editor at Prospect. She reviews widely and is the author of a memoir, Chastened. Carole Angier is the biographer of Jean Rhys and Primo Levi. She is writing literary essays on W G Sebald. Simon Baker is a freelance reviewer. Jonathan Barnes is the author of two novels, The Somnabulist (2007) and The Domino Men (2008). He is a lecturer in creative writing. Jasper Becker was in Beijing in 1989 as a correspondent for The Guardian. David Bodanis’s history of the Ten Commandments will – as ever – be published by Bloomsbury next year. Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her Disraeli (1982) was a New York Times bestseller. She is currently writing a book on Queen Victoria. Piers Brendon’s books include The Decline and Fall of the British Empire (Vintage). Heather Brooke is Professor of Journalism at City University and author of The Revolution Will Be Digitised. Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard and a columnist for the Financial Times. Richard Cockett is the Southeast Asia editor of The Economist. Michelle de Kretser’s most recent novel is Questions of Travel. Thomas Dixon is Director of the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London. His next book, Weeping Britannia: Portrait of a Nation in Tears, will be published by Oxford University Press. Michael Evans is the former Pentagon correspondent for The Times. Tom Fleming is deputy editor of Literary Review.

David Gelber is Treasurer of the Society for Court Studies. He is currently researching the imperial history of Brazil. David Gilmour is the biographer of George Curzon and Rudyard Kipling, and author of The Ruling Caste. John Gray’s most recent book is The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths (Penguin). James Hamilton-Paterson has recently finished a book on aviation in the First World War. Patrick Hennessey spent a number of weeks on board HMS Illustrious (back in the days when the Royal Navy had aircraft carriers) where his greatest excitement was driving golf balls off the flight deck into the Atlantic. Alan Judd’s The Quest for C is the authorised biography of the founder of MI6. His latest spy novel, Inside Enemy, is published by Simon & Schuster. Evelyn Juers is the author of House of Exile (Penguin, 2011) and The Recluse (Giramondo, 2012). Eric Kaufmann is Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. His latest book is Political Demography (OUP, 2012). Joanna Kavenna’s latest novel is Come to the Edge. She was listed as one of Granta’s Best Young Novelists 2013. Paul Lay is the editor of History Today. Damian Le Bas is a writer and filmmaker. He is editor of Travellers’ Times, a magazine for Gypsies and Travellers. Jonathan Lee’s third novel, Brighton Heights, will be published by William Heinemann next year.

Felix Martin is a partner at Liontrust Asset Management. Money: The Unauthorised Biography will be published in paperback by Vintage in July. Frank McLynn is writing a book about Genghis Khan. Keith Miller works for the Daily Telegraph. Jonathan Mirsky was 33 in 1965. Pamela Norris is a freelance writer. Jay Parini has written some twenty books, including biographies of Steinbeck, Frost and Faulkner. His most recent novel is The Passages of Herman Melville (Canongate). Lucy Popescu is the author of The Good Tourist (Arcadia). Donald Rayfield is Emeritus Professor of Russian and Georgian at Queen Mary, University of London. His latest book is Edge of Empires: A History of Georgia and he has recently translated two novels by the Georgian author Otar Chiladze. Lucian Robinson is a freelance writer. Alan Ryan is about to stop teaching politics at Princeton; he will spend next year at Stanford University. Kate Saunders’s The Whizz-Pop Chocolate Shop is published by Marion Lloyd Books. Anne Somerset’s books include The Affair of the Poisons: Murder and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV. She is currently working on a book on Queen Victoria’s political life. Chris Taylor is the author of The Beautiful Game: A Journey through Latin American Football (Victor Gollancz/Orion) and has contributed to The Cambridge Companion to Football (CUP). His latest book is The Black Carib Wars: Freedom, Survival and the Making of the Garifuna (Signal). Martin Vander Weyer is business editor of The Spectator and the author of a biography of the 1920s fraudster Gerard Lee Bevan. Alex von Tunzelmann is a London-based historian and writer. Her most recent book is Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder and the Cold War in the Caribbean. Christopher Woodward is director of the Garden Museum and the author of In Ruins.

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