Lucy Popescu

An anthology of new writing focusing on one of the defining issues of our time – the experiences of refugees, asylum seekers and migration. Including original stories, poems, memoir and essays from writers Sebastian Barry, William Boyd, Al Kennedy, Hanif Kureishi, Marina Lewycka and Ruth Padel.

Lucy Popescu is a writer and critic with a background in human rights. She is former Director of English PEN Writers in Prison Committee from 1991 to 2006 and co-edited the PEN anthology, Another Sky in 2007, featuring the work of persecuted writers from around the world. The Good Tourist, her book about ethical travel and human rights, was published in 2008. She volunteers with Freedom from Torture (FFT) as a creative writing mentor working with survivors of torture so understands very well the problems faced by asylum seekers in this country and abroad. Lucy edited FFT’s most recent anthology, Body Maps, published in 2011 and Moving a Country by Jade Amoli-Jackson, a refugee writer, in 2013. In 2016 she published A Country of Refuge with Unbound.