Sarah Churchwell is Professor of American Literature and Public Understanding of the Humanities at the University of East Anglia. She is the author of The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe, writes regularly for the Guardian and the New Statesman, and often appears on television and radio talking about the arts, culture and all things American. Her latest book is Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby.

First broadcast on 10th September 2013.