Kate McLoughlin is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. She holds MA, MSt and D.Phil. degrees in English from the University of Oxford and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge. She is also an Associate of the Royal College of Music (piano) and qualified as a barrister. Her research specialism is war representation and she is the author of Martha Gellhorn: The War Writer in the Field and in the Text (2007) and editor of The Cambridge Companion to War Writing (2009). In addition, she has co-editedTove Jansson Rediscovered (2007) and Memory, Mourning and Landscape: Interdisciplinary Essays (2010). As a Visiting Scholar at Wolfson College, Oxford, she has just completed the draft of her latest monograph: Authoring War: Writerly Responses to the Challenges of Representing Conflict.