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This month’s pulpit is written by Robert Macfarlane. He is the author of Mountains of the Mind (2003), The Wild Places (2007) and The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot, which was published last month, and in which Edward Thomas is a significant presence. Matthew Adams is a freelance writer. He is working on his first novel, The Fact of Wounds. Paul Addison’s latest book, No Turning Back: The Peacetime Revolutions of Post-War Britain, is published by Oxford University Press. David Annand is a freelance writer and editor. He lives in London. Elspeth Barker’s Dog Days, a selection of essays and journalism, will be published this year by Black Dog Books. Robert Bickers is the author of The Scramble for China: Foreign Devils in the Qing Empire, 1832–1914 (Penguin). Frank Brinkley is editorial assistant at LR. Michael Burleigh has won the 2012 Nonino International Master of His Time Prize. He is finishing a book on the global Cold War from 1945 to 1965. 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. David Cesarani is currently writing a book on the fate of the Jews, 1933–1949, for Macmillan. Robert Chesshyre’s new book, When the Iron Lady Ruled Britain, is published this month by Alma. Rupert Christiansen is the author of Prima Donna and the Faber Pocket Guide to Opera. He has been opera critic of the Daily Telegraph since 1996. Richard Cockett has reported for The Economist from Asia, Africa and Latin America. He also taught history and politics at the University of London. David Collard contributes to the forthcoming Auden in Context (Cambridge University Press). Christopher de Bellaigue is a writer on the Middle East. His latest book is Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Very British Coup (The Bodley Head).
Lesley Downer is the author of Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World and other books on Japan. Her latest book is a novel, Across A Bridge of Dreams (Bantam). John Dugdale is the author of books on Thomas Pynchon and Sam Shepard. Max Egremont’s latest book is Forgotten Land: Journeys Among the Ghosts of East Prussia (Picador). Charlotte Faircloth is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent. Simon Hammond is a freelance writer living in London. Tim Hilton has been an art critic for several newspapers and has written books on Pre-Raphaelitism and Picasso among other subjects. His biography of Ruskin was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. Caroline Jackson is a freelance writer. Kevin Jackson’s latest collaboration with the cartoonist Hunt Emerson, a comic version of Dante’s Inferno, will be published in September. David Jays writes about theatre and dance for The Sunday Times and is editor of Dance Gazette. Joanna Kavenna’s third novel, Come to the Edge, is published this month (Quercus). Jonathan Keates’s most recent book, The Siege of Venice, is published by Chatto & Windus. John Keay writes on Asia, edits The London Encyclopaedia and is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Dundee. James Kidd is arts correspondent for the South China Morning Post. Thomas Levenson is Professor of Science Writing and director of the graduate program in science writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jeremy Lewis is currently at work on a biography of David Astor, the former editor of The Observer. Jessica Mann is the author of twenty crime novels. Her polemical memoir, The Fifties Mystique, was recently published by Quartet Books. Patrick Marnham’s new book, an account of the growth of American empire and the use of the atomic bomb, will be published next year. Justin Marozzi’s most recent book is The Man who Invented History: Travels with Herodotus ( John Murray). Peter Marshall is Professor of History at the University of Warwick. Jonathan Meades’s Museum Without Walls will be published by Unbound in September. Catherine Peters’s Charles Dickens was reissued by the History Press in 2009. Lucy Popescu was Programme Director of English PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee from 1991 to 2006. David Profumo is Fishing Correspondent for Country Life magazine. Donald Rayfield has recently completed A History of Georgia for Reaktion Books. Charles Shaar Murray’s biography of John Lee Hooker, Boogie Man, is currently available from Canongate Books. Crosstown Traffic, his awardwinning study of Jimi Hendrix, follows from the same publisher in November. Peyton Skipwith’s latest book is Edward Bawden’s London (V&A Publishing). Tom Stammers is a research fellow at Cambridge, specialising in the cultural history of nineteenth-century France. Jon Swaine is Washington correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. Toby Thomas is a freelance journalist. Edward Vallance is the author of A Radical History of Britain (Abacus). Tom Williams is a stand-up comedian. He writes crime fiction under the pen-name Barry Molière (unpublished). Lewis Wolpert is Emeritus Professor in Cell and Developmental Biology at UCL.
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