Oline Eaton (

Oline is the host of the New Books in Biography podcast on the New Books Network and a doctoral researcher at the Centre for Life-Writing Research at King’s College London. Oline’s current work- a mix of theoretical and practical exercises in biography- uses the Greek life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as a case study to experiment with a gossip-based, adventure-driven, reader-directed form of life narrative.

Nanette O’Brien (

Nanette holds a life-writing doctoral scholarship at Wolfson College, Oxford in association with the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing. Her research explores the recurrence of food as a defining subject in the modernist period across England and France, looking at the (life-)writing of Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein and Ford Madox Ford. For authors and artists coming of age in a time where the domestic role of food and drink shifted to the arena of social and creative exchange across countries and generations, food becomes an exciting focal point for identity and expression.