Lisa Appignanesi OBE is a prize-winning writer, novelist and cultural commentator. A former President of English PEN and Chair of the Freud Museum London, she is currently Chair of the Royal Society of Literature. She is the author amongst other titles of Trials of Passion: Crimes in the Name of Love and Madness, All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion; and Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors. She has also written a life of Simone de Beauvoir, Freud’s Women, and the family memoir, Losing the Dead. Her novels include the Belle Epoque thrillers, Paris Requiem and Sacred Ends. She has judged many prizes, including the Women’s Fiction Prize and the Wellcome, as well as editing various volumes, most recently Fifty Shades of Feminism. She is a visiting professor in the medical humanities at King’s College London.