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Duncan White is a journalist and academic who combines his position as Lecturer on History and Literature at Harvard University with his role as a book reviewer for The Daily Telegraph. Before switching to the books section, Duncan was the football correspondent of The Sunday Telegraph. He moved to the United States in 2012 to join Wellesley College as a Newhouse Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer, and in April 2015 was appointed as a lecturer at Harvard, where he will be teaching courses in twentieth century history and literature.
Duncan has a D.Phil from the University of Oxford, a BA in English from the University of Cambridge, and an MA in Russian Literature from University College London. He has established himself as a scholarly authority on mid-century American and Russian literature, with an especial focus on the Cold War. His publications include a collection of essays on the life and work of Vladimir Nabokov (as editor, Peter Lang 2009), and Nabokov and his Books: Between Late Modernism and the Literary Marketplace, which is to be published by Oxford University Press this year. His book, Cold Warriors: Waging Literary War Across the Iron Curtain, for which he is the recipient of a 2015 RSL Jerwood Award for Non Fiction, will be published by Little, Brown (UK) and Morrow (US) in 2017.