Dr Ann Kennedy Smith is an author and biographer, with articles and reviews in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, The Times Literary Supplement, Slightly Foxed and the Dublin Review Of Books. She has a Ph.D. in French literature from Cambridge University and an M.A. in Creative Writing (Biography and Creative Nonfiction) from UEA. Her book proposal ‘Cambridge Wives’ was shortlisted for the Biographers’ Club Tony Lothian Prize 2015 for best uncommissioned biography. She lectures at Literature Cambridge.