Professor Chris Hopkins joined Sheffield Hallam University in 1991. He is now Head of the Humanities Research Centre there. He works mainly on British writing from the first half of the twentieth century, with particular interests in women’s writing, working-class writing, Welsh writing in English, popular fiction and book illustration. He is editor of the Reading 1900-1950 blog: https://reading19001950.wordpress.com/ and academic consultant to the Reading Sheffield community project: https://www.readingsheffield.co.uk/. He has published Thinking About Texts - An Introduction to English Studies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2001, revised edition 2008), and English Fiction of the 1930s: Language, Genre and History (Continuum Books, 2006). His most recent book is Walter Greenwood's Love on the Dole: Novel, Play, Film, Liverpool University Press, April 2018 (with a linked web-site with additional material - Walter Greenwood: Not Just Love on the Dole: https://waltergreenwoodnotjustloveonthedole.com/. He is currently working on a project about British popular fiction and film during the Second World War.