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This month’s pulpit is written by Nick Cohen. You Can’t Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom is published by Fourth Estate. Stephen Amidon’s cultural history of the athlete, Something Like the Gods, will be published in June. Bryan Appleyard’s most recent book is The Brain is Wider than the Sky: Why Simple Solutions Don’t Work in a Complex World (W&N). Michael Arditti has written seven novels and a collection of short stories. Anna Aslanyan is a journalist and translator. Paul Bailey’s most recent novel, Chapman’s Odyssey (Bloomsbury), is published in paperback this month. Roderick Bailey is the author of The Wildest Province, a study of SOE operations in wartime Albania. Simon Baker is a freelance reviewer. Jonathan Barnes is the author of two novels, The Somnambulist and The Domino Men. Paul Bew is Professor of Irish Politics at Queens University Belfast and an independent cross-bench peer. Jerry Brotton is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London. His history of world mapping will be published this year. Michael Burleigh has won the 2012 Nonino International Master of His Time Prize, which was awarded by Sir Vidia Naipaul.
Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard and a columnist for the FT. David Cesarani’s latest publication is After the Holocaust: Challenging the Myth of Silence (Routledge), edited with Eric J Sundquist. Philip Eade’s most recent book, Young Prince Philip, is published by HarperPress. Suzi Feay is a judge of The Omnivore’s Hatchet Job of the Year Award. Jonathan Fenby’s new book on China, Tiger Head, Snake Tails, is due in April. Steve Fuller is Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology at the University of Warwick. His latest book is Humanity 2.0. Oleg Gordievsky spent eleven years as a British agent inside the KGB. He has written four books, three of them in partnership with Christopher Andrew. John Gray’s most recent book is The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death (Penguin). A C Grayling is Master of the New College of the Humanities. Richard Holloway is a former Bishop of Edinburgh. His memoir, Leaving Alexandria, will be published in March. Kathryn Hughes runs the MA in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction at UEA. Kevin Jackson is completing a cultural history of the year 1922. Daniel Johnson is editor of Standpoint. Paul Johnson is writing a life of Mozart. Lucy Lethbridge’s book on domestic service in twentieth-century Britain will be published in 2013. Toby Lichtig is a freelance writer, editor and television producer living in London. Jessica Mann’s new book, The Fifties Mystique, a combination of memoir and polemic, will be published in March.
Thomas Marks is a writer and tour guide. Roderick Matthews’s second book, Jinnah vs. Gandhi, will be published this summer. Jonathan Mirsky was named British International Reporter of the Year for his dispatches from Tiananmen in 1989. Jay Parini’s most recent novel is The Passages of Herman Melville (Canongate). Seamus Perry is a fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Coleridge on Writing and Writers and Alfred Tennyson. Catherine Peters’s Charles Dickens was reissued by the History Press in 2009. Lucy Popescu is the author of the The Good Tourist (Arcadia Books). David Pryce-Jones is a senior editor of National Review. His latest book is Treason of the Heart (Encounter Books). Donald Rayfield has recently completed A History of Georgia for Reaktion Books. Jane Ridley is writing a biography of King Edward VII, to be published by Chatto. Jonathan Romney is a film critic for the Independent on Sunday and a contributing editor of Sight and Sound. Anne Sebba is the author of That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. Elaine Showalter is Professor Emerita of English at Princeton University. Her latest book is A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx. John Sutherland’s The Lives of the Novelists is published by Profile. Of the 294 novelists discussed in the book, he has already outlived 267. Praveen Swami is a New Delhi-based journalist. D J Taylor’s new novel, Secondhand Daylight, is due in March of this year. Adrian Turpin is director of the Wigtown Book Festival and writes for the FT. Martin Vander Weyer is business editor of The Spectator. Tom Williams is a stand-up comedian. Frances Wilson’s most recent book, How to Survive the Titanic or, the Sinking of J Bruce Ismay, is published by Bloomsbury.
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