Rachel Hewitt is a writer and academic. She has written the award-winning Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey (Granta, 2010), and articles for publications including the Guardian, Telegraph, Financial Times and New Statesman. She reviews for, among others, the Guardian and TLS, and has appeared on the BBC’s Coast and Timeshift programmes. She was a New Generation Thinker for the AHRC and BBC Radio 3; a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow; and she won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize for Non-Fiction for Map of a Nation. Rachel is the Weinrebe Research Fellow in Life-Writing at the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing, at the University of Oxford, where she also teaches English Literature. She is a life Common Room member of Wolfson College, Oxford. She lives in London with her partner, three children and cat.