Dr Michael Paraskos is a writer and art historian. His PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2005 was on Herbert Read, and he has published widely on Herbert Read, art, literature, culture and politics. He is the founder and convenor of the academic conference “Othello’s Island: The International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies” held annually in Nicosia, Cyprus, and works as a Programme Officer in the Department of Archaeology and Art History at SOAS University of London, and as a lecturer in art history at City and Guilds of London Art School, Morley College London and Imperial College London. He has written for many journals including The Sculpture Journal, Art Review, Cyprus, Dossier, The Journal of Women’s Studies, The Journal of Education History, and others, and his books include Regeneration (Orage Press, 2010), Clive Head (Lund Humphries, 2010) and Four Essays on Art and Anarchism (Orage Press, 2015). His first novel, called In Search of Sixpence was published by Friction Fiction in 2016.