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This month’s pulpit is written by Jerry Brotton, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London. A History of the World in 12 Maps is published by Allen Lane in September. Matthew Adams is a freelance writer. He is working on his first novel. Bryan Appleyard’s most recent book, The Brain is Wider than the Sky: Why Simple Solutions Don’t Work in a Complex World, is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Christena Appleyard is a freelance editor, writer and retail activist. Roderick Bailey is the author of The Wildest Province, a study of SOE operations in wartime Albania, and is completing the official account of SOE’s war against Fascist Italy. Simon Baker is a freelance reviewer. Jonathan Barnes is the author of two novels, The Somnambulist and The Domino Men. Hugh Bicheno’s new book, Elizabeth’s Sea Dogs, is published by Conway. Paul Binding’s latest novel, After Brock, came out from Seren Books in May. He is writing a study of Hans Christian Andersen for Yale University Press. David Bodanis’s The Ten Commandments will be published by Bloomsbury next year. Sarah Bradford has published Queen Elizabeth: Her Life in Our Times for the Queen’s Jubilee. She has been working for some years on a full-length biography of Queen Victoria. Piers Brendon’s Eminent Elizabethans will be published by Cape in September. Richard Canning’s edition of Ronald Firbank’s Vainglory, Inclinations and Caprice is just out from Penguin Classics. His critical life of Firbank is forthcoming. Richard Cockett is the South-East Asia correspondent of The Economist. David Collard contributes to the forthcoming Auden in Context (CUP). Michael Collins is the author of The Likes Of Us (Granta), which won the Orwell Prize. He recently wrote and presented the BBC film The Great Estate.
John Cooper’s The Queen’s Agent: Francis Walsingham at the Court of Elizabeth I (Faber) was published in paperback in July. William Doino Jr is a contributing editor to Inside the Vatican. His annotated bibliography on Pius XII and the Second World War appears in the anthology, The Pius War: Responses to the Critics of Pius XII (Lexington Books). David Gelber is secretary of the Society for Court Studies. Alex Goodall’s Loyalty and Liberty: The Politics of Countersubversion between World War One and the McCarthy Era will be out next year. Charles Grant is director of the Centre for European Reform, and the author of Russia, China and Global Governance. Simon Hammond is a freelance writer. John Harwood’s next novel, The Asylum, will be published in 2013. Michael Holman’s third novel, Dizzy Worms, is published by Polygon. Alan Judd’s latest novel, Uncommon Enemy, is published by Simon & Schuster. Sam Kitchener is a freelance reviewer. Thea Lenarduzzi works at the TLS. Mark Leonard is director of the European Council on Foreign Relations and the author of What Does China Think? Jessica Mann’s polemical memoir, The Fifties Mystique, was recently published by Quartet. Jurek Martin is a Washington columnist for the Financial Times. He was previously twice DC bureau chief and also the foreign editor. Patrick McGuinness is the author of two books of poems, The Canals of Mars and Jilted City. His novel, The Last Hundred Days, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award.
Jonathan Mirsky is a journalist specialising in Chinese affairs. Leslie Mitchell is an emeritus fellow of University College, Oxford. Caroline Moorehead’s A Train in Winter will be coming out in paperback in September. Harry Mount’s How England Made the English: From Hedgerows to Heathrow is published by Viking. Lucy Popescu was Programme Director of English PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee from 1991 to 2006. Hannah Rosefield is a writer living in London. Christopher Ross lived in Japan for five years, has a black belt, though not in ninjutsu, and is the author of Mishima’s Sword. Miri Rubin is Professor of Medieval History at Queen Mary University of London. Her most recent book is Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary (Allen Lane). Alan Ryan’s On Politics will be published in the autumn by Penguin. Kate Saunders’s The Whizz-Pop Chocolate Shop is published by Marion Lloyd Books. Sarah A Smith has been a contributor to Literary Review for nineteen years, with a slight pause for child rearing. Norman Stone is Professor of History at Bilkent University, Ankara. His Turkey: A Short History (Thames and Hudson) came out in paperback this year. John Sutherland’s last two books are The Lives of the Novelists (Profile, 2011) and The Dickens Dictionary (Icon Books, 2012). Martin Vander Weyer is business editor of The Spectator. Tom Wainwright is Mexico City bureau chief for the The Economist. Adrian Weale is a writer and soldier. His The SS: A New History was recently published as an Abacus paperback. Sara Wheeler’s O My America! Second Acts in a New World comes out from Cape next March.
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