Stephen Greenblatt is the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. He is also the author of over a dozen books including Will in the World, a biography of William Shakespeare that was on the New York Times Best Seller list for nine weeks. In 2011 he won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for his book The Swerve: How the World Became Modern and in 2012 the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. He is one of the founders of New Historicism and a co-founder of the literary-cultural journal Representations. In 2016 he was awarded the Holberg Prize for outstanding scholars for the work in the arts, humanities, social sciences, law or theology.