Lisa Appignanesi is a novelist, writer, and broadcaster. Mad, Bad and Sad, her cultural history of women and the mind doctors came out from Virago/Little Brown in February 2008. Her fictions include the prize-winning The Memory Man (Arcadia ), the bestselling psychological thrillers Sanctuary and The Dead of Winter (Bantam); her non-fiction, the acclaimed family memoir, Losing the Dead (Chatto), as well as The Cabaret (Yale). She is the co-author of Freud’s Women (Penguin) and co-editor of The Rushdie File. She also edited Free Expression is No Offence (Penguin,2006), a collection which served in PEN’s campaign against the incitement to religious hatred legislation. A former university lecturer and Deputy Director of London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, she has also made several programmes for television and radio, presenting BBC 3’s Night Waves. She is General Editor of Profile Books Big Ideas series. As a translator from the French, she won the Scott Moncrieff prize for literary translation, with John Berger, for The Year is 42. She is a Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres and Chair of the Freud Museum.
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