Ann Kennedy Smith is a freelance writer, researcher and literature tutor. In 2015 she was awarded an MA in Creative Writing (Biography and Creative Nonfiction) at the University of East Anglia, and her book proposal ‘Cambridge Wives’ was shortlisted for the Biographers Club Tony Lothian Prize for best uncommissioned biography.  Since then she has published articles and reviews in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, The Times Literary Supplement, Slightly Foxed and The Dublin Review Of Books.

She is the author of a monograph, Painted Poetry: Colour in Baudelaire’s Art Criticism (Peter Lang, 2011) and a chapter in The Reception of Alfred Tennyson in Europe (ed. Leonee Ormond, Bloomsbury, 2017).