Philip Ward
Philip Ward is a writer, translator and former parliamentary researcher, with particular interests in literature, music and theatre. His publications include Hofmannsthal and Greek Myth: Expression and Performance (2002) and Sandy Denny: Reflections on Her Music (2011), as well as 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 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.

His current project, Every Other Inch A Gentleman: The Lives of Michael Arlen, is a biography of the popular novelist and 'society' figure of the 1920s.

Email: philip [at the site URL]

Author page on

Archived articles on
Josephine Baker and Nancy Cunard and on the 'Two Cultures' debate

Blogs at
sandydenny.blogspot.combrushondrum.blogspot.com and helenlydiamirren.blogspot.com