Oskar Cox Jensen is an author, historian and songwriter. Born in 1988, he grew up in the Kentish countryside, somewhat at odds with his Nordic roots.
Oskar studied History for seven years, and three successive degrees, at Christ Church, Oxford. In that time he also wrote songs and performed in both a band and as a solo artist. As an undergraduate, Oskar was editor of both Cherwell newspaper and Isis magazine, two of the country’s oldest and most respected student publications. By sheer coincidence, he subsequently won the Isis prize for poetry. During this time, inspired by his late grandfather’s stories and one brilliant tutor, he wrote his debut novel for children set in Viking-Age Denmark.
In late 2013 Oskar moved to King’s College, London, to work as a post-doctoral researcher in the Music Department. He is a leading authority on popular song in the 19th century.
To mark the 200th anniversary of Waterloo, he was involved with a BBC TV production, two museum exhibitions, and a group of touring musicians. His research has been published most recently in the Journal of Cultural and Social History; his first academic book, on Napoleon and British Song, was published in 2015. An edited collection on the world of Charles Dibdin is also in the pipeline.
Oskar lives with his girlfriend in Bloomsbury, where he indulges in five-a-side football and trips to the theatre.
His first novel, which begins the adventures of Astrid and Leif in a magical version of 10th Century Scandinavia, was bought by Hot Key Books and was published in early 2015. Following The Stones of Winter, Oskar’s second novel in this exciting Viking adventure series, The Wild Hunt, was published in April 2016.