Author of two critically acclaimed books, Ann Morgan’s first book, The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe, was inspired by her project to read a book from every country on Earth in 2012.
Taking the form of a blog, the quest brought Morgan into contact with readers, writers, translators and literary organisations around the planet. It obliged her to grapple with many of the issues surrounding the publication and circulation of texts, including censorship, translation and cultural identity. Through this, she experienced the transformative power of reading and the potential stories have to bridge cultural, temporal, political and religious divides.
Morgan has worked as a sub-editor for several newspapers and magazines, and has written on literature, education and international development for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Independent and the BBC Culture website. Her debut novel, literary psychological drama Beside Myself, was published by Bloomsbury in January 2016. She has given a TED talk, and her literary journey has inspired and informed many personal and group ventures around the planet.