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David Annand is a freelance writer and editor. Justin Beplate is a lecturer in English at the Université Paris II. Jerry Brotton is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London. His history of world mapping will be published by Viking next year. David Cesarani’s latest book is Major Farran’s Hat: Murder, Scandal and Britain’s War against Jewish Terrorism 1945-1948 (Vintage). Norma Clarke’s most recent book is Queen of the Wits: A Life of Laetitia Pilkington (Faber). Alex Danchev’s most recent books are On Art and War and Terror (Edinburgh University Press) and 100 Artists’ Manifestos (Penguin Modern Classics). Anthony Daniels is a retired doctor. Richard Davenport-Hines has written most of the articles on twentieth-century swindlers in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. John Dugdale is the author of books on Thomas Pynchon and Sam Shepard. Michael Fathers co-authored Tiananmen: The Rape of Peking, an account of the 1989 student-led democracy movement in China. Miranda France’s novel Hill Farm was published by Chatto earlier this year. Steve Fuller is Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology at the University of Warwick. His Humanity 2.0: What it Means to be Human Past, Present and Future was published by Palgrave Macmillan last month. Christopher Hart, writing as William Napier, has just published his new historical novel, The Great Siege. James Holland is author of Together We Stand: North Africa 1942-1943 and The Battle of Britain. Graham Hutchings was China correspondent of the Daily Telegraph from 1987 to 1998. Robert Irwin’s most recent books are Camel, Visions of the Jinn: Illustrators of the Arabian Nights and Memoirs of a Dervish. Kevin Jackson holds the chair of Morphologie Secrète in the Collège de ’Pataphysique.
Nigel Jones’s first book was The War Walk: A Journey along the Western Front. His latest is Tower: An Epic History of the Tower of London (Hutchinson). Ivan Juritz is doing an MPhil in Criticism and Culture at the University of Cambridge. Roger Kimball is co-editor of The New Criterion. Manjit Kumar is the author of Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality, which was shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize. Toby Lichtig is a freelance writer, editor and television producer living in London. He is currently working on his first novel. Jessica Mann is the author of twenty crime novels. Her new book, The Fifties Mystique, a combination of memoir and polemic, will be published by Quartet Books in March. Allan Massie’s most recent book is Klaus and Other Stories (Vagabond Books). Daniel Metcalfe’s Out of Steppe: The Lost Peoples of Central Asia (Arrow) was shortlisted for the Dolman Travel Book of the Year award. He is now at work on a book about Angola. Jonathan Mirsky was named British International Reporter of the Year for his dispatches from Tiananmen in 1989. John Montague’s most recent collection of poetry is Speech Lessons (Gallery Press). He was the first Ireland Professor of Poetry. Caroline Moorehead is the biographer of Martha Gellhorn. Her most recent book, A Train in Winter: A Story of Resistance, Friendship and Survival was published by Chatto & Windus. Seamus Perry is a fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Coleridge on Writing and Writers and Alfred Tennyson.
Lucy Popescu was Programme Director of English PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee from 1991 to 2006. James Purdon is completing a doctorate on modern literature, information and security. Donald Rayfield has just completed A History of Georgia. Chris Riddell’s latest book is Alienography: How to Spot an Alien Invasion and What to Do about It. Andrew Roberts’s latest book is The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War (Allen Lane). Kate Saunders’s latest book is Magicalamity (Marion Lloyd Books). Sebastian Shakespeare is a columnist and diarist on the London Evening Standard. Adam Sisman’s life of Hugh Trevor-Roper has recently been published in paperback. Daniel Snowman’s books include The Hitler Emigrés: The Cultural Impact on Britain of Refugees from Nazism and The Gilded Stage: A Social History of Opera. Mark G Spencer is Professor of History at Brock University and has published widely on the American Enlightenment. Irwin Stelzer is a scholar at the Hudson Institute. He has wrestled with, written about and consulted on energy policy issues for decades. He writes weekly columns for The Sunday Times and The Wall Street Journal Europe. John Sweeney is a reporter for Panorama. Hazhir Teimourian is the author of Omar Khayyam: Poet, Rebel, Astronomer (Sutton). He is now working on a history of the Kurds. Adrian Tinniswood’s next book, The Rainborowes, will be published in 2013. Jane Thynne’s next novel, Black Roses, will be published by Simon & Schuster. Raleigh Trevelyan’s family has been connected with Cornwall for over a thousand years. He lives in a house off the Fowey River. Blair Worden’s God ’s Instruments: Political Conduct in the England of Oliver Cromwell is due from OUP in March.
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