As a journalist and critic, Lilian Pizzichini writes for the Spectator, the Financial Times, and the Mail on Sunday. She has worked on the TLS and the Literary Review as well as writing travel pieces for national papers and Glass online magazine. With a background in the arts and publishing, she is also the author of Dead Men’s Wages (winner of 2002 Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction. In 2009 Bloomsbury published The Blue Hour: A Portrait of Jean Rhys (BBC Radio Four Book of the Week). Her most recent book was Music Night at the Apollo: A Memoir of Drifting, a Spectator Book of the Year. Her fourth book, The Novotny Papers, will be published August 2020.