Michael Bird is a writer and art historian. His books include Artists’ Letters: Leonardo da Vinci to David Hockney (White Lion Publishing, 2019), Studio Voices: Art and Life in 20th-century Britain and The St Ives Artists: A Biography of Place and Time. He is Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Exeter.
Orlando Bird is a journalist. He works at the Telegraph, where he is deputy editor on the Letters desk and writes about books and travel. His work has also appeared in the Financial Times and Literary Review. He lives in London.