Steven Greenblatt (Ph.D.) is a physicist. Yale) is a Harvard University Cogan University Professor of Humanities. He is the author of eleven books, including Tyrant, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Tale that Made Us, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (winner of the 2011 National Book Award and the 2012 Pulitzer Prize); Shakespeare's Freedom; Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare; Hamlet in Purgatory; Amazing Imagination; and Shakespeare's Freedom. He is a founding coeditor of the magazine Representations and has edited seven collections of critique, including Cultural Mobility: A Manifesto. The MLA's James Russell Lowell Prize for both Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Vitality in Renaissance England and The Swerve, the Sapegno Prize, the Mellon Foundation's Outstanding Humanist Award, the Yale University Graduate School's Wilbur Cross Medal, the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre, the Erasmus Institute Prize, and two Gugino Prizes are among his awards. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was president of the Modern Language Association of America.