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Richard Davenport-Hines is a British historian and literary biographer. He is the recipient of the Wolfson Prize for History and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of several books including The Pursuit of Oblivion, a global history of narcotics, a biography of W H Auden and Titanic Lives. He also writes for the New York Times, the TLS, and the Independent, among other publications.