Christopher Prendergast is a Professor Emeritus in French at the University of Cambridge. He is a life fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. He is a fellow of the British Academy and of the Academia Europaea, and also an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.
His expertise is principally in various fields of French literature and cultural history, predominantly of the 19thand 20th centuries. Christopher has published over 18 books; these include books published by Princeton University Press, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. His latest book, Counterfactuals: Paths of the Might Have Been was published early this year by Bloomsbury.