Rachel Holmes is the author of Eleanor Marx: A Life, serialised on BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize and rated one of the best reads of 2014 by The Telegraph and the New York Review of Books. She is currently Visiting Literary Fellow at Mansfield College, Oxford. Holmes is also the author of The Hottentot Venus: The life and death of Saartjie Baartman and The Secret Life of Dr James Barry, and editor of Fifty Shades of Feminism (2014) and I Call Myself A Feminist (2015). In 2010 she received an Arts Council cultural leadership award as one of Britain’s Fifty Women to Watch. She sits on the British Council Arts Advisory Board. Her next book, about Sylvia Pankhurst, will be published by Bloomsbury in 2018.