Oskar is an author, academic, and songwriter – though he only does the first two professionally. After spending seven years taking three degrees in History at Oxford, and four working at King’s College London, Oskar is now a historian at Queen Mary in London’s East End. He lives amid crumbling Victorian splendour in a flat on the south east coast, where the lights of France reassure him that Europe isn’t going anywhere.

The past is Oskar’s passion, inspiring two Viking-Age novels for children as well as his day job: having written several scholarly tomes about Napoleon, the Georgian songwriter Charles Dibdin, and nineteenth-century street singers, he is hoping to bring his interests to a less specialised audience.

Oskar is an occasional writer for the New Statesman, and is sometimes heard on BBC Radio 3 and 4. He was also the historical advisor for the 2018 ITV/Amazon production of Vanity Fair. In spare moments he sings woefully, plays football exuberantly, and paints his flat (respectably) and pictures (less so).

CHARLES DIBDIN AND LATE GEORGIAN CULTURE (ed. with David Kennerley and Ian Newman)
CHARLES DIBDIN AND LATE GEORGIAN CULTURE (ed. with David Kennerley and Ian Newman)Oxford University Press 2018
THE WILD HUNT
THE WILD HUNT Hot Key / Piccadilly Press 2016
THE STONES OF WINTER
THE STONES OF WINTERHot Key / Piccadilly Press 2016
NAPOLEON AND BRITISH SONG
NAPOLEON AND BRITISH SONGPalgrave Macmillan 2015