Erica is a fellow at Yale University. She has held posts at Oxford, Berlin Freie Universitat, and the LSE. She is writing Be Like the Fox: Conversations with Machiavelli, exploring his thought, life and times, blending intellectual rigour with vivid narrative and revealing a very different character to the one we think we know. Allen Lane/Penguin Press have acquired world English rights, for publication in 2017. US rights have been sold to Basic.