Photograph: Ben Bond
Caroline Maclean grew up in London and studied English at Oxford, and lived in New York and Boston before dragging her American husband back to London. Her first book The Vogue for Russia (Edinburgh University Press, 2015) told the story of why Russian arts and literature appealed to British modernists like Virginia Woolf and Mary Butts. She has written for the London Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement. She is now working on a group biography of artists and writers living in Hampstead in the 1930s, which will be published by Bloomsbury in 2020.