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Ruth Padel

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The award-winning poet and travel writer Ruth Padel has been Chair of the UK Poetry Society since 2003 and is the great great grand-daughter of Charles Darwin. Her most recent collection of poems isDarwin: A Life in Poems. She is also the author of I'm A Man: Sex, Gods and Rock 'n' Roll which relates rock to ancient Greek myth and modern masculinity, 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem,  and Tigers in Red Weather, a travel-memoir which describes searching Asian jungles for wild tigers and explores the moral and political questions facing us in dealing with wilderness today.

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Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.