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Lisa Appignanesi is a writer, novelist, and campaigner for free expression. She was Director of Talks and Seminars at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, where she stayed for ten years. While at the ICA she edited the Documents series, which included the books Postmodernism and Ideas from France. After becoming Deputy Director of the ICA in 1986, she created the ICA-Television branch, which produced England's Henry Moore in 1988 and Seductions for Channel 4. Appignanesi left the ICA in 1990 to write full-time. Memory and Desire and Freud's Women published in 1991 and 1992, respectively were followed by nine other fiction and two non-fiction books, including the highly acclaimed Mad, Bad, and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors. It won the 2009 British Medical Association Award for the Public Understanding of Science, amongst other prizes. Her most recent book is All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion.