Lucinda Holdforth

Lucinda first came to Varuna for week in 2001 as a beneficiary of the Varuna Awards for Manuscript Development, with Margaret Simons as her mentor. That experience was life-changing, not to mention manuscript-developing, and True Pleasures: A Memoir of Women in Paris was eventually published in 2004. Lucinda has been back to Varuna on many occasions as a paying guest and and also received a three week fellowship in 2005/6 to work on her next book, Why Manners Matter: The Case for Civilised Behaviour in a Barbarous World, published in 2007 by Random House. 

Web: Lucinda's page at Random House