Profile:
Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel is a poet. She has published ten poetry collections; her most recent is Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth. She has also written a wide range of non-fiction – on ancient Greece, on reading modern poetry, on tiger conservation, and on the influence of Greek myth on rock music. She writes and broadcasts on literature, music and conservation, was Chair of the UK Poetry Society 2004-6 and is Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the Zoological Society of London.