James Campbell
writer, editor and columnist, Times Literary Supplement; author, This Is the Beat Generation and Talking at the Gates: a life of James Baldwin

James Campbell is the author of several books, including Talking at the Gates: A Life of James Baldwin (1991), Paris Interzone: Richard Wright, Lolita, Boris Vian and others on the Left Bank (1994) and This Is the Beat Generation (2000).

He is an editor at the Times Literary Supplement, for which he writes the weekly NB column, and a regular contributor to the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal and other publications.

In a recent TLS column (August 3), he proposed the compilation of: ‘A compendium of statements in favour of artistic freedom. And freedom means freedom (within the law), even if we don’t like it or you don’t like it.’