Linda Dryden is Professor of English Literature at Edinburgh Napier University, where she is the School Director of Research. Her most recent book is Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells: The Fin de Siecle Literary Scene (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). She has published two further monographs: Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance (Palgrave 1999) and The Modern Gothic: Stevenson, Wilde and Wells (Palgrave 2003). She also co-edited Stevenson and Conrad: Writers of Transition (Texas Tech 2009). Linda Dryden is the co-editor of The Journal of Stevenson Studies, created and administers the Robert Louis Stevenson website: www.robert-louis-stevenson.org, and co-founded RLS Day in Edinburgh. Linda established the English Department at Edinburgh Napier University along with the Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW).