Nick Groom is Professor in English at the University of Exeter: http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/english/staff/groom/. He is the author of several books, including The Making of Percy's Reliques (Clarendon Press, 1999), The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2012), and, most recently, The Seasons: An Elegy for the Passing of the Year (Atlantic, 2013). His anniversary edition of Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto will be published by Oxford University Press later this year.
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