Lisa Appignanesi is the author of the prize-winning Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors; All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion, and Trials of Passion: In the Name of Love and Madness (all Virago). Her novels include The Memory Man (Arcadia) and the best-selling psychological thrillers The Dead of Winter and Sanctuary. She has also written the critically acclaimed memoir, Losing the Dead. She was President of English PEN, and is the Chair of the Freud Museum London, and Visiting Professor in Literature and the Medical Humanities at King s College London. In 2013 she was awarded an OBE for her services to literature.
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