Paul Skinner, Bristol, United Kingdom.
In recent years, worked in publishing, as a bookseller and—less recently and rather fitfully—as a lecturer in 19th and 20th century British and American literature. Currently reader, writer, researcher. Primary interest: the modernist period, perhaps briefly summarised as ‘Ford Madox Ford and his Contemporaries’: Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Yeats, Eliot, Woolf and many more. Add scores of exceptions to this, from Penelope Fitzgerald, Guy Davenport and W. G. Sebald to Sarah Waters, Patrick White and Ali Smith.
General editor of Last Post: A Literary Journal from the Ford Madox Ford Society, which launched in November 2018. Editing Volume 3 of the Collected Letters of Ford Madox Ford, which covers the period from August 1914 to November 1922.