is professor of early modern history at Queen Mary's, London. He is a highly acclaimed historian and author of After the Civil Wars, and The Stuarts. He is on the board of the Historical Association and the Institute of Historical Research.
Andrei Codrescu (codrescu.com) was born in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania. His first book was "License to Carry a Gun" (1970) , and his most recent are "The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess," (2009) "The Poetry Lesson" (2010) and "whatever gets you through the night: a story of sheherezade and the arabian entertainments" (2011). Codrescu founded founded Exquisite Corpse: a Journal of Books & Ideas, 1983-2011 (corpse.org), and taught literature and poetry at Johns Hopkins University, University of Baltimore, and Louisiana State University. In 1989 he covered the fall of the Ceausescu regime for NPR and ABC News, and wrote "The Hole in the Flag: an Exile's Story of Return and Revolution." He is a regular commentator on NPR's All Things Considered, and has received a Peabody Award for the film "Road Scholar."