This month’s pulpit is written by Nigel Andrew. He is a happily retired journalist who writes the mostly literary blog, Nigeness: A Hedonic Resource, which is mysteriously big in Norway. Paul Bailey’s first novel, At the Jerusalem (1967), is set in a home for old women. Oliver Balch is the author of Under the Tump (Faber, 2016) and a keen amateur runner. Jonathan Barnes’s most recent novel, Cannonbridge, was published last year. His adaptation of Dracula, starring Mark Gatiss, was released in May. Stephen Bates is a former religious affairs correspondent for The Guardian and author of A Church at War: Anglicans & Homosexuality. Edward Behrens is a writer and editor based in London. William Blacker is the author of Along the Enchanted Way: A Story of Love & Life in Romania ( John Murray). Piers Brendon is writing a book about Winston Churchill and the animal kingdom. Francesca Carington is editorial assistant at Literary Review. She lived in Vienna in 2014. Anthony Daniels is a writer and retired doctor whose latest book is Good and Evil in the Garden of Art (Encounter Books). Gillian Darley’s most recent book, coauthored with David McKie, is Ian Nairn: Words in Place. David Ekserdjian is Professor of History of Art and Film at the University of Leicester. He is a trustee of the Public Catalogue Foundation. David Gelber is managing editor of The Court Historian, the journal of court history. David Gilmour has written biographies of George Curzon and Rudyard Kipling and is the author of The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj. Victoria Glendinning is completing a novel about nuns. John Gray’s latest book is The Soul of the Marionette (Penguin). John Gribbin is a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex and co-author of Being Human.

John Harwood’s most recent novel is The Asylum. Liam Hess is a London-based freelance writer and deputy editor at Buffalo Zine. Ronald Hutton is Professor of History at Bristol University. His latest book is Pagan Britain (Yale University Press, 2013). Kevin Jackson has directed the short film A Quincunx for Sir Thomas Browne..., which will be part of an exhibition on Browne at the Royal College of Physicians next year. Lucy Lethbridge’s most recent book is Servants: A Downstairs View of TwentiethCentury Britain (Bloomsbury). Jessica Mann’s new book is The Stroke of Death (Crowood). James Marriott is a bookseller and editor of the Literateur. Stoddard Martin’s books include Wagner to ‘The Waste Land’. He is at work on a collection of essays about dislocation in the 20th century. Frank McLynn is the author of twenty-eight books and has written for Literary Review for twenty-six years. Jonathan Mirsky is a journalist specialising in China and East Asia. Lucy Moore is the author of Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties. Peter Moore’s The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future was published last year by Chatto. Jan Morris’s most recent book is the caprice Ciao, Carpaccio! Nadira Naipaul worked as a special correspondent and columnist for The Nation and The Frontier Post for twelve years. She now lives in Wiltshire. Megan Nolan is a writer and artist based in London.

Eric Ormsby’s most recent book is a translation from the Persian of the 11thcentury poet and philosopher Nasir Khusraw’s final work, under the title Between Reason and Revelation: Twin Wisdoms Reconciled (I B Tauris). William Palmer’s most recent novel, The Devil is White, was published by Jonathan Cape. Lucy Popescu has edited A Country of Refuge, a collection of writing on asylum seekers, published recently by Unbound. Lucian Robinson is a freelance writer and reviewer. Declan Ryan’s debut pamphlet was published in the Faber New Poets series. He teaches at King’s College London and edits Peter Scupham’s Collected Poems are published by Carcanet. Miranda Seymour’s books include a biography of Mary Shelley. She is writing about Lady Byron, Ada Lovelace and Victorian reputations. She is also the author of A Brief History of Thyme and Other Herbs. Gillian Slovo is a novelist whose latest book, Ten Days, is published by Canongate. She is also the author of Another World: Losing Our Children to Islamic State, which played at the National Theatre in April and May 2016. Joan Smith’s most recent book, Down with the Royals, was published by Biteback. Matthew Sturgis is the author of biographies of Aubrey Beardsley and Walter Sickert. He is writing a new biography of Oscar Wilde for John Murray. Jonathan Sumption is a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. His most recent book is The Hundred Years War: Volume IV (Faber & Faber). Martin Vander Weyer is business editor of The Spectator. His latest book is Any Other Business, a collection of his journalism, published by Elliott & Thompson. Judith Vidal-Hall is a former editor of Index on Censorship and is a commissioning editor for Seagull Books.

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