Ray Monk is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton, where he has taught since 1992.
He won the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the 1991 Duff Cooper Prize for Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius. His interests lie in the philosophy of mathematics, the history of analytic philosophy, and philosophical aspects of biographical writing. Inside the Centre: The Life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, was published on 1st March 2012. His latest works are on Bertrand Russell, Bertrand Russell: Ghost of Madness and Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude 1872-1921. Both were published by Free Press in 2016.