Finn Fordham took studied English at Trinity College Cambridge and then went on to work with Steven Connor at Birkbeck College London. He wrote a thesis on Joyce's Finnegans Wake (which, unfortunately, ran into copyright problems) but then, with a Leverhulme Fellowship, wrote a different study of Finnegans Wake (which, fortunately, didn't). He has published widely and edited volumes on 'transcultural hoaxes', on Joyce and the 19th Century French Novel. He has been invited to give talks around the world, including in Poland, Beijing, Belgrade, Trieste, Dublin, St Andrew's, Oxford, Chicago. He is currently a lecturer in English at Royal Holloway, University of London.