Oskar Jensen writes crime,
literary, historical, and children’s fiction.
His non-fiction focuses upon the history of song
and street culture. He is represented by Joanna Swainson.
Life on the Streets of Nineteenth-Century London.
A rising-star historian brings Dickensian London to real and vivid life in these unexpected, moving portraits of the city’s poor.
From beggars and thieves to musicians and missionaries, porters and hawkers to sex workers and street criers, Jensen unites an unprecedented breadth of original research and first-hand accounts to tell Londoners’ stories in their own words.
Jensen is the real deal
— The Times
Novelist, Historian, BBC New Generation Thinker
Oskar read his three degrees in History at Christ Church, Oxford, before taking up postdoctoral fellowships in London and Norwich. He is currently a NUAcT Fellow at Newcastle University and makes regular appearances on BBC Radios 3 and 4.