Ruth Padel / Writers in Motion

As part of our writers in Motion series, we spoke with Ruth Padel, a British poet and Charles Darwin’s great-great-granddaughter, who was a guest at this year’s edition of the Miłosz Festival.

Ruth Padel (1946 – ) is a British poet, novelist and essayist. She lectures in poetry and creative writing at King’s College in London. Her most renowned book, The Mara Crossing, discusses the subject of the migrations of animals and people. She is Charles Darwin’s direct descendant and is famous for her conservationist efforts. Ms. Padel has published books of essays devoted to such diverse topics as Greek tragedy and rock music.

The audiovisual Writers in Motion library is a long-term project realized by the Krakow Festival Office. Audiovisual portraits of Polish and foreign writers, both those living in Krakow and those who visit the city during its numerous literary events, are made thanks to interviews.

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