Pradeep Sebastian writes a literary column for the Hindu called Endpaper. He has co-edited a book of essays on literarture, cinema and cricket called Mr Naipaul's Round Trip and other Essays
Elaine Showalter was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1941. From 1967 to 1984 she taught English and Women's Studies at Rutgers University, and she now chairs the department of English at Princeton University.
David Sobel was editorial director of Times Books, where he worked closely with Arthur Schlesinger on the American Presidents series of biographies. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.