Sarah Churchwell is Professor of American Literature and Public Understanding of the Humanities at the University of East Anglia. Her research and teaching expertise are in 20th-21st century and contemporary American literature and culture; American film history; gender theory; cultural studies and popular culture; and biography and autobiography. She is the author of The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe (Granta 2004), co-editor of Must Read: Rediscovering the Bestseller (Continuum 2012), and author of various articles, chapters and introductions (see research and publications tabs, above). Her new book, Careless People, about F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby, will be published in June 2013.
Her journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, the New York Times Book Review, the TLS, the Observer, the Times, the Telegraph, the New Statesman, theSpectator, the Liberal, the Financial Times, Glamour, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire andPsychologies, among others, and she is a contributing writer for New Statesmanmagazine. She regularly appears on TV and radio.
John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus, UCL, and has for many years been a visiting professor at the California Institute of Technology. He is author of many books and more editions than he cares to count. He writes and reviews widely in the UK and the US. His most recent books are: The Boy who Loved Books (2007), Magic Moments(2008), Curiosities of Literature (2008), The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction, 2nd Edition (2009), 50 Ideas in Literature You Really Need to Know (2010), 365 Days in Literature (2010, with Stephen Fender). He's currently working on Lives of the Novelists.
Jolyon Connell is the founder and editorial director of The Week and Money Week. A former Washington Correspondent of the Sunday Times and Deputy Editor of the Sunday Telegraph, he has a first-class degree in English from the University of St. Andrews and an honorary doctorate from the same university.
Viv Groskop is a writer, broadcaster and stand-up comedian who has written about family and gender for the past 10 years. She has three children under the age of eight, two boys and a girl. She is a regular on BBC Radio 4 and writes regularly for a host of national publications, from the Daily Telegraph to the Guardian. She is a contributor to the best-selling Women of the Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism (Guardian Books).