Ruth Padel's latest book is TIDINGS - A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY ("A magical narrative poem,' Observer). It is set in London and dedicated to Camden's Focus Homeless Outreach Team. Hear her reading and talking about it with her publisher: https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/in-conversation/podcasts/vintage-podcast/2016/december/christmas-podcast-with-jeanette-winterson-ruth-padel/
and with Sarah Howe at London Review Bookshop: http://www.londonreviewbookshop.co.uk/events/past/2016/11/tidings-ruth-padel-and-sarah-howe
Ruth's ten poetry collections include LEARNING TO MAKE AN OUD IN NAZARETH on the Middle East, THE MARA CROSSING (published as ON MIGRATION in USA) on migration and immigration, and DARWIN - A LIFE IN POEMS on the life and work of her great great grandfather Charles Darwiin.
She also writes fiction and non-fiction. For her book on wild tiger conservation, TIGERS IN RED WEATHER, she spent years exploring Asian forests with foresters and zoologists, whom she wrote further in her novel, WHERE THE SERPENT LIVES, set in India and Britain.
Ruth teaches poetry in King's College London where she runs a series of talks called POETRY AND - , exploring poetry's connections to all areas of life: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/nov/06/ruth-padel-poetry-connection-readings
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and Professor of Poetry at King's College London. See www.ruthpadel.com. Follow her on Twitter @ruthpadel.