5 speakers 15 minutes each
By the sword
Richard Cohen is the former publishing director of Hutchinson and of Hodder and Stoughton, and founder of Richard Cohen Books. The author of By the Sword (2010), a worldwide history of swordplay, he was for two years program director of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, and from 2005 to 2012 was a visiting professor of creative writing at the University of Kingston‑upon-Thames. He has written for The New York Times and most of the leading London newspapers. He is currently at work on The History of Historians, and is also completing a book about writing, How to Write Like Tolstoy. He lives in New York City.