Lisa Appignanesi

Lisa Appignanesi OBE is a prize-winning writer, novelist, cultural commentator, and until 2020 Chair of the Royal Society of Literature of which she is now a vice-president. Her non-fiction includes a.o. Everyday Madness, Trials of Passion: Crimes in the Name of Love and Madness, All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion, and the prize-winning Mad Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800; Freud’s Women (with John Forrester). She was for many years Chair of the Freud Museum London and President of English PEN. A former Deputy Director of London’s Institute of Contemporary, she has judged many literary prizes, including the Man Booker International 2018 won by Olga Tokarczuk who was then awarded the Nobel. She is a Visiting Professor in Literature and Medical Humanities at King’s College London and was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of her contribution to literature. She was awarded the OBE for services to literature in 2013.

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