Polly Morland is a writer and documentary maker. She worked for fifteen years in television, producing and directing documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4 and Discovery. She is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines and is the Royal Literary Fund Fellow in the School of Journalism, Media & Culture at Cardiff University.
She is the author of several books, including The Society of Timid Souls: Or, How to Be Brave, which won the Guardian First Book Award and was a Sunday Times Book of the Year. Her most recent book, A Fortunate Woman, was shortlisted for the 2022 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, and was a Book of the Year in The Times and the New Statesman.

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