Katharine Quarmby is a writer and journalist and a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. She has worked as a journalist for the BBC, including stints as Newsnight’s science and politics producer, and at the Economist, as well as contributing to other papers. Her third non-fiction book, Hear My Cry, co-written with ‘honour’ violence survivor Diana Kader, was published in 2015 by Hachette Poland. Her previous books have won the AMIA International Literature Award and been shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Award, and her journalism has been shortlisted for the Paul Foot Award. She finds the connection – and clash – between science and society on particular issues completely fascinating, and has written about or made films about genetic modification, the BSE crisis, adoption, genetics and identity, fertility and the nuclear industry.