Aleks Sierz FRSA is Senior Research Fellow at Rose Bruford College, and author of the seminal study of new 1990s playwrights, In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today. His other books include Rewriting the Nation: British Theatre Today, The Theatre of Martin Crimp, John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights and Modern British Playwriting: the 1990s. His latest book (co-authored with Lia Ghilardi) is The Time Traveller’s Guide to British Theatre: The First Four Hundred Years. He also works as a journalist, broadcaster, lecturer and theatre critic.