Patrick McGuinness is a Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Sir Win and Lady Bischoff Fellow in French, Tutor in Modern Languages at St Anne's College. His main research interests include 19th and 20th century French literature, especially Poetry and Theatre; French and Belgian Symbolism; Belgian Literature in French and Comparative Literature; Anglo-American Modernism and modern poetry in English. He is also developing research interests in modern and contemporary Quebecois poetry. He has writtten three colections of poems, The Canals of Mars, 19th Century Blues, Jilted City, and a novel, The Last Hundred Days, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and wonn the Writers' Guild Prize for Fiction and the Wales Book of the Year. In French it won the Prix du premier roman étranger 2013. He is editor of the academic series Le Romantisme et après en France for Peter Lang.He is working on a book about poetry and radical politics in belle époque France.