Annie Freud (1948) is a London-born poet. She comes from an eminent family of intellectuals; her father was the famous painter Lucien Freud and her great grandfather was one of the greats of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud. Before taking up fiction, Freud was a renowned tapestry and embroidery artist. Freud began writing poetry relatively late, in the late 1990s. She has always preferred performing her work at public readings, which is why her first collection of poems was only published in the late noughties. Her collection The Best Man That Ever Was received several accolades and awards in 2007. Freud’s work is characterised by linguistic enjoyment, a hectic and clever way with words. Her latest collection The Remains (2015) is inspired by the pieces of a porcelain set found in her garden.