Philip Ward is a writer, translator and parliamentary researcher. His publications include Hofmannsthal and Greek Myth (2002), Sandy Denny: Reflections on Her Music (2011), and two translations of Frank Wedekind, Franziska (1998) and Mine-Haha (2010). A contributor to a number of arts journals, he has written features on Kirsty MacColl, Marianne Faithfull, June Tabor and others. He took part in the Continental Britons events at the Wigmore Hall in 2002, where he spoke on the composer Egon Wellesz, and in 2008 co-organised an anniversary tribute to singer-songwriter Sandy Denny at the Troubadour Club, London. He has also created English performing versions of several opera libretti. Educated at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, London and Munich, he now lives in Cambridge, where he is a Senior Member of Wolfson College.