John Sutherland: John Sutherland is a pre-eminent literary figurecombining erudition and historical research with a taste for the modern and the new. He is the recently retired Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at UCL, a past Chairman of the Booker Prize panel and the author of one of the standard texts on Victorian fiction.
Stephen Fender: Stephen Fender was born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford and in the UK in Wales and Manchester. He has taught in the United States at Santa Clara, Williams and Dartmouth Colleges, in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh, and in England at London and Sussex, where he was head of American Studies from 1985 to 2003. He now lives in Dulwich, south London.