Daisy Dunn

Daisy Dunn

Dr Daisy Dunn was born in London in 1987, and read Classics at the University of Oxford, before winning a scholarship for an MA in Art History at the Courtauld, and completing a doctorate in Classics and History of Art of Renaissance Italy at University College London, in affiliation with the Warburg Institute of Art.

She writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Standpoint, and Literary Review, and formerly worked as Executive Officer and trustee of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers (JACT), supporting the teaching of Greek and Latin in schools across the UK.

She has won the Gay Clifford Award for Outstanding Women Scholars, an Italian Cultural Association scholarship for research in Florence, and the prestigious AHRC doctoral award. She was longlisted for the 2015 Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize.

Sharing her passion for the ancient world, she enjoys giving public talks in museums, galleries, and schools, and has contributed to BBC World Service.

Her first two books, published by William Collins to critical acclaim in January 2016, are CATULLUS’ BEDSPREAD: THE LIFE OF ROME’S MOST EROTIC POET, and THE POEMS OF CATULLUS: A NEW TRANSLATION.

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