Neil Armstrong is a journalist. Oliver Balch is author of India Rising: Tales from a Changing Nation. Shahidha Bari is Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. She is writing a book on the philosophy of dress. Stephen Bates, a former senior correspondent for The Guardian, is the author of The Poisoner: The Life & Crimes of Victorian England’s Most Notorious Doctor. David Bodanis’s books include Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: A Biography. He is writing How Good Guys and Bad Guys Lose. Charlotte Bolland is curator of 16th-century collections at the National Portrait Gallery. William Brodrick was a barrister before becoming a novelist. He also writes as John Fairfax. Blind Defence was published in April. Christopher Coker is Professor of International Relations at the LSE. Ian Critchley is a freelance writer and critic. Suzi Feay is associate editor of the London Magazine. Christopher Fletcher is Keeper of Special Collections at the Bodleian Library and Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. Clare Griffiths is Professor of Modern History at Cardiff University. Angus Hawkins is Fellow of Keble College and Professor of Modern British History at the University of Oxford. Simon Heffer’s most recent book is The Age of Decadence: Britain 1880–1914. Robert Irwin’s novel Wonders Will Never Cease was published in 2017. Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography was published in March this year. Kevin Jackson’s latest book, Bloke’s Progress, illustrated by Hunt Emerson, was published in May. John Man has written several books about Mongolia and its empire. Genghis Khan: Life, Death & Resurrection is a bestseller in twenty-three languages, including Mongolian. His latest book is Amazons. Jessica Mann is enjoying being back in London after nearly fifty years in Cornwall.

Jurek Martin is a former Washington bureau chief and columnist for the Financial Times. Daniel Matlin is Senior Lecturer in US history at King’s College London and the author of On the Corner: African American Intellectuals & the Urban Crisis (Harvard). He is writing a book about ideas of Harlem in the 20th century. Frank McLynn’s historical novel on Amundsen will be published shortly. Jonathan Meades’s Pedro & Ricky Come Again is being crowdfunded via Unbound. Ramita Navai is the author of City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death & the Search for Truth in Tehran. Pamela Norris is currently working on a book about women artists. Richard Norton-Taylor is a former defence and security editor of The Guardian. He is writing an account of his fifty years in journalism. Susan Owens is a writer and art historian, and a former curator of paintings at the V&A. Her most recent book is The Ghost: A Cultural History (Tate). Jason Pearl is Associate Professor of English at Florida International University. Lucy Popescu is the editor of A Country to Call Home (Unbound), focusing on the experiences of refugee children. Richard V Reeves is Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of John Stuart Mill: Victorian Firebrand (Atlantic Books, 2007). Glenn Richardson is Professor of Early Modern History at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Lucian Robinson is a freelance writer and critic.

Declan Ryan’s debut pamphlet was published in the Faber New Poets series in 2014. Julianne Schultz is co-editor, with Jane Camens, of Commonwealth Now (Text, 2018). She is Professor of Media and Culture at the Griffith University Centre for Social and Cultural Research. Elisa Segrave is the author of The Diary of a Breast, Ten Men and The Girl from Station X. She is currently writing a black comic diary based on two years with her son, who has Asperger’s syndrome. Miranda Seymour is a biographer and critic. Her most recent book, In Byron’s Wake, is published by Simon & Schuster. D J Taylor’s most recent novel, Rock and Roll is Life: The True Story of the Helium Kids by One Who Was There, is published by Constable. Peter Thonemann teaches Greek and Roman history at Wadham College, Oxford. Adrian Tinniswood’s The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Between the Wars is out in paperback. Behind the Throne will be published in September. Martin Vander Weyer is business editor of The Spectator. Richard Vinen teaches history at King’s College London. Catriona Ward’s debut, Rawblood, won Best Horror Novel at the 2016 British Fantasy Awards and was shortlisted for the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award. Her second novel, Little Eve, will be published this month. Adrian Nathan West is a literary translator and author of The Aesthetics of Degradation. His translations include Pere Gimferrer’s Fortuny, Rainald Goetz’s Insane and Juan Benet’s Construction of the Tower of Babel. David Wheatley’s most recent poetry collection is The President of Planet Earth. Sara Wheeler’s book about Russia, Mud and Stars, will be published by Cape. Philip Womack’s The Arrow of Apollo is being crowdfunded via Unbound. Imogen Woodberry is a PhD student at the Royal College of Art and literary criticism editor at Review 31.

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