Dolan Cummings is the author of two novels – Gehenna: a novel of Hell and Earth (2020) and That Existential Leap: a crime story (2017). He is also an associate fellow of the Academy of Ideas, and part of the committee that programmes the annual Battle of Ideas. He has a particular interest in religion and politics, especially in the USA and India. He is also one of the co-founders of the Manifesto Club, a campaign group for freedom in everyday life, and has written widely on related subjects. Professionally, Dolan works as a freelance copywriter, speechwriter and editor.