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Lucy Popescu is a writer, editor and arts critic with a background in human rights. She worked with the English Centre of PEN, the international association of writers, for over 20 years and was Director of its Writers in Prison Committee from 1991 to 2006.
She has recently compiled and edited A Country of Refuge, an anthology of writing on asylum seekers by some of Britain and Ireland’s finest writers. Lucy reviews books, theatre and film and contributes to various publications including The Independent, Independent on Sunday, The Financial Times, TLS, The Literary Review, New Humanist and Huffington Post. She has a particular interest in literary fiction in translation and free expression.
She sat on the Spanish New Books Panel in 2013 and is on the 2016 judging panel for The Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation. She is a committee member of the Authors’ Club and chair of the judging panel for The Best First Novel Award.