Leo Hollis was born in London in 1972. He is the author of two books on the history of London: The Phoenix: The Men Who Made Modern London and The Stones of London: A History Through Twelve Buildings. His most recent book was the international best seller CITIES ARE GOOD FOR YOU. He writes regularly for the New Statesman, the TLS and the Guardian. His blog can be found at www.medium.com/@leohollis and tweets at @leohollis.