Elizabeth Loudon’s first work in the arts was devising street theatre for children in Bradford in the 1970s followed by teaching stints in Baghdad and a summer in Beirut. Her commitment to creativity, boundary-crossing, and a little personal sacrifice has never wavered since. After reading English at Cambridge, she spent 25 years in the US, eventually taking citizenship. She has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Massachusetts, published work in a number of literary journals in the US, and was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship. She taught writing to college students, then worked to help charities and Universities to meet ambitious campaign goals. In 2008 Elizabeth founded Prospero Partners, to consult on fundraising and writing for major cultural organisations including the Barbican, Complicité and the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme. She is now an author, with her debut novel to be published in May 2023.