Lecturer, Department of French, University of Cambridge
French philosophers. He teaches papers from 1789 onwards.
His latest book is Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me, in which he shadows the author Lee Child like a literary private eye in a yearlong investigation of what it takes to make fiction’s hottest hero hit the page running. https://www.amazon.com/Reacher-Said-Nothing-Child-Making/dp/1101965452
The author of Waiting for Bardot (Faber), Napoleon the Novelist (Polity), and The Knowledge of Ignorance (CUP), he was a 2009-10 Fellow of the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, New York. His also wrote The Boxer and the Goalkeeper: Sartre vs Camus (Simon and Schuster). Extracts or adjacent articles can be found here:
He is undertaking a Norman Mailer fellowship and recently wrote a meditation on the vexed problem of book titles http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/01/is-this-title-ok/
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