Lucy Popescu

Writer and critic

Lucy Popescu is a writer, editor and arts critic with a background in literature, theatre and human rights. She worked with English PEN's Writers in Prison Committee from 1991 to 2006. She has published two anthologies with Unbound focusing on the experiences of refugees, A Country to Call Home (2018) and A Country of Refuge (2016). The Good Tourist, her book about human rights and ethical travel, was published by Arcadia Books and she co-edited the PEN anthology Another Sky. Lucy contributes to various publications including The Observer, The Financial Times, TLS, and New Humanist and has a monthly column in Literary Review entitled 'Silenced Voices'. She is currently chair of the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and a volunteer mentor for Write to Life, the creative writing programme of Freedom from Torture.