Lavinia Greenlaw was born in London in 1962. She has an MA in seventeenth-century art from the Courtauld Institute, and was the first artist-in-residence at the Science Museum. Her interest in vision, scientific process and image-making led to fellowships from Wellcome and NESTA. Her immersive soundwork Audio Obscura, received the 2011 Ted Hughes Award. Her poetry includes The Casual Perfect and A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde. Her most recent collection, The Built Moment, was published by Faber in February 2019. Her other works include Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland, The Importance of Music to Girls and the novel In the City of Love’s Sleep (2018). She has written for theLondon Review of Books, the New Yorker and Frieze among other publications.