Ian Birch has edited, launched and re-launched multiple publications in London, New York, Milan and Sydney. Most recently, he was editorial director at Hearst Media on both sides of the Atlantic, overseeing classic brands such as Harpers Bazaar, Esquire, Elle and Cosmopolitan. Ian won the Mark Boxer Award for lifetime achievement at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards. His first book, UNCOVERED: Revolutionary Magazine Covers (Cassell, 2108) is an oral history of some of the industry’s most impactful covers told in the words of the people who created them.