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Lecturer, Department of French, University of Cambridge

Andy Martin is currently researching French philosophers' theories of love and FBI files on French philosophers. He teaches papers from 1789 onwards.

His latest book is Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me, in which he shadows the author Lee Child like a literary private eye in a yearlong investigation of what it takes to make fiction’s hottest hero hit the page running.

The author of Waiting for Bardot (Faber), Napoleon the Novelist (Polity), and The Knowledge of Ignorance (CUP), he was a 2009-10 Fellow of the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, New York. His also wrote The Boxer and the Goalkeeper: Sartre vs Camus (Simon and Schuster). Extracts or adjacent articles can be found here:

He is undertaking a Norman Mailer fellowship and recently wrote a meditation on the vexed problem of book titles


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    Lecturer, Department of French, Cambridge University


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