Lucy Christopher is an Edinburgh based fundraiser and arts journalist. She studied history at Glasgow University, focusing on both Scottish and American history. Her disertation examined slavery and was entitled Partriarcy and Plantations: Sexual Relations in the Antebellum South. As a fundraiser she has worked for Alzheimer Scotland, Capability Scotland, and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Her articles on literature and music have appared in UK publications The Leither and The Skinny. She is a voracious reader and has a passion for contemporary literature.