Oskar is an author, historian, and Senior Research Associate in Politics at the University of East Anglia.
His latest book is The Ballad-Singer in Georgian and Victorian London, published by Cambridge University Press in February 2021. His next will be When London Cried: Life and Work on the Victorian Street, coming out with Duckworth Books in 2022.
Oskar's research focuses on song culture from the 16th–21st centuries, though he specialises most in the middle part of that period. His first book (2015) was on Napoleon and British Song; he has co-edited collections on Charles Dibdin (Oxford, 2018) and Music and Politics in Britain (Journal of British Studies, 2021). He contributes occasionally to the New Statesman and BBCTV and radio, has published two historical novels for children, and was historical advisor for the 2018 Amazon/ITV Vanity Fair.
He is represented by Joanna Swainson of Hardman & Swainson.