Richard Cohen

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.