Frederic Raphael is a screenwriter, novelist, and journalist. He worked with Stanley Kubrick on his final film, Eyes Wide Shut, and is the author of the trilogy The Glittering Prizes. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1964 and won an Oscar in 1965 for Darling.
Andrew Rawnsley is an author, broadcaster and the Observer's chief political commentator. His book The End of the Party was published by Penguin in 2010. Nick Cohen is a columnist for the Observer and regular contributor to Standpoint.
Piers Paul Read is the author of reportage (Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors), history (The Templars), biography (Alec Guinness), collected journalism and fiction. His most recent works are The Misogynist, a novel, and The Dreyfus Affair (both published by Bloomsbury).
Piers Paul Read is the author of reportage (Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors), biography (Alec Guinness), collected journalism and fiction. David Heathcoat-Amory was the Conservative MP for Wells until 2010, and was a UK Parliamentary Representative to the Convention on the Future of Europe.
Anna Reid is a journalist and author who specialises in the history of Eastern Europe. She is the author of Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine (Weidenfeld & Nicholson). Her most recent book, Leningrad: Tragedy of a City under Siege, 1941-44 is published by Bloomsbury. Read more
Mark Ronanis Honorary Professor of Mathematics at University College, London, Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of Symmetry and the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics. He also runs an on-line review site for opera, ballet and theatre. See it here.
David Rose writes for the Mail on Sunday andVanity Fair. His most recent book, The Big Eddy Club: Southern Justice and the Stocking Stranglings is published in a new edition by the New Press in New York this month.
William D. Rubinstein is professor of history at the University of Aberystwyth. He is the author, among other works, of A History of the Jews in the English-Speaking World: Great Britain (1996), and was President of the Jewish Historical Society of England in 2002-2004.