Lavinia Greenlaw's poetry includes Minsk and The Casual Perfect. She has also published two novels and two works of non-fiction: The Importance of Music to Girls and Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland. She was awarded a NESTA fellowship in order to pursue her interest in vision, travel and perception, and has held residencies at the Science Museum and the Royal Society of Medicine. Her work for radio includes documentaries about the Arctic, Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Bishop. She spent her teenage years in Essex, and now lives in London and Suffolk. She is professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.