Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University.  He is the author of twelve books, including The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (winner of the 2011 National Book Award and the 2012 Pulitzer Prize) and Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare.  He is General Editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature and of The Norton Shakespeare, has edited seven collections of criticism, and is a founding coeditor of the journal Representations.

He was named the 2016 Holberg Prize Laureate.  His honors include the MLA’s James Russell Lowell Prize, the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Distinguished Humanist Award from the Mellon Foundation.  He was president of the Modern Language Association of America and is a permanent fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin.  He has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Letters, and the American Philosophical Society.