Oskar Jensen is an author, historian and songwriter. Born in 1988, he grew up in the Kentish countryside, somewhat at odds with his Nordic roots.
Oskar studied History for seven years, and three successive degrees, at Christ Church, Oxford. In that time he also wrote songs and performed in both a band and as a solo artist. As an undergraduate, Oskar was editor of both Cherwell newspaper and Isis magazine, two of the countrys oldest and most respected student publications. During this time, inspired by his late grandfathers stories and one brilliant tutor, he wrote his debut novel for children set in Viking-Age Denmark.
In late 2013 Oskar moved to Kings College London, to work as a post-doctoral researcher in the Music Department. He is a leading authority on song in the 19th century. His book Napoleon and British Song, 17971822 is published by Palgrave Macmillan (2015), and an co-edited collection The Art of Miscellany: Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture, is currently in production at a leading university press. His work also appears in academic journals and collections. Oskar sometimes writes for the New Statesman and other national publications, and gives lecture-concerts for institutions such as the British Museum, Army and Navy Club, and National Maritime Museum.
Oskar currently lives with his girlfriend in Bloomsbury, where he indulges in five-a-side football and trips to the theatre.
His novels The Stones of Winter and The Wild Hunt, which tell the adventures of Astrid and Leif in a magical version of 10th Century Scandinavia, are published by Piccadilly Press.
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