Sir Martin Gilbert is the author of many books, including Israel: A History, and Churchill and the Jews. His Atlas of the Arab-Israel Conflict is now in its ninth edition. In June 2009, he was appointed a member of the Iraq War inquiry.
Victoria Glendinning is a biographer and novelist. Among her biographies is Jonathan Swift, and Leonard Woolf and she is the author of Love's Civil War, an edition of the love-letters and diaries of Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie.
Jonah Goldberg is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times and contributing editor to National Review. A former columnist for The Times, he has also written for The New Yorker, USA Today, Commentary, and the Wall Street Journal.
Professor Rüdiger Görner is the Head of the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film and Director of the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of many works on German literature.
Grey Gowrie has published two volumes of poetry. A third colection, The Italian Visitor (Carcanet), is out next year. He has been a Cabinet minister, Chairman of the Arts Council, and Provost of the Royal College of Art.
The playwright Simon Gray died on August 7. Shortly before his death he shared his thoughts on the theatre and much else in a Standpoint Dialogue with The Daily Telegraph's theatre critic Charles Spencer and our editor Daniel Johnson.
Dominic Green is the author of The Double Life Of Doctor Lopez and Armies Of God (Arrow). He teaches political science at Boston College and contributes to the Weekly Standard and the New Criterion. Read more