Ruth Brandon is a historian, biographer and novelist. She is the author of seven novels, a radio play, and twelve works of non-fiction. Her last book was Ugly Beauty: Helena Rubinstein, L’Oréal, and the Blemished History of Looking Good, (HarperCollins 2011) which has been published in five languages.

Her book about Marcel Duchamp, Spellbound by Marcel, will be published next year by Pegasus.