Gaby Wood

 Gaby Wood is a writer and Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation. She was Head of Books at the Telegraph for five years, and a feature writer and editor at the Observer for 15 years, reporting for almost half of that time from New York. She continues to write for the Telegraph and for a number of other publications including the London Review of Books, US Vogue and the New York Times, to which she has also contributed photographs. Edison’s Eve, her book about the history of automata, was published in 2001.