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Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen is the author of Chasing the Sun (praised by The Boston Globe as ‘unfailingly riveting’); By the Sword (which Nelson DeMille called, ‘an epic journey through history…’); and How to Write Like Tolstoy (regarded by Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel ‘a wry critical friend to both writer and reader’). The former publishing director of Hutchinson and Hodder & Stoughton, books Cohen has edited have gone on to win the Pulitzer, Booker and Whitbread/Costa prizes, and twenty-one have been #1 bestsellers. Among the authors he has worked with are Madeleine Albright (including the New York Times bestseller Fascism), Vanessa Redgrave, Sebastian Faulks, Studs Terkel, John Keegan, Richard Holmes, John le Carré, Jeffrey Archer, Sir Harold Evans,Tony Benn, Barbara Castle, William Trevor, Kingsley Amis and Fay Weldon.

For more than 35 years Cohen has written, edited, and lectured on numerous subjects around the world, from talks on the Queen Mary II to the First World War battlefields of France and Belgium. For seven years he was a visiting professor in creative writing at the university of Kingston-upon-Thames in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He was program director of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature for two years, and during his tenure it became the largest book festival in the world. He has written for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Book Review and most British quality newspapers.

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Books by Richard Cohen