Andrew Hadfield is Professor of English at the University of Sussex. He is the author of Shakespeare and Republicanism (2005, paperback, 2008); Literature, Travel and Colonialism in the English Renaissance, 1540-1625 (1998, paperback, 2007); and Spenser's Irish Experience: Wilde Fruyt and Salvage Soyl (1997). He has also edited, with Matthew Dimmock, Religions of the Book: Co-existence and Conflict, 1400-1660 (Palgrave, 2008); and with Raymond Gillespie, The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Vol. III: The Irish Book in English, 1550-1800 (Oxford, 2006). He is editor of Renaissance Studies is currently working on a biography of Edmund Spenser for OUP.