A short biography
'Crossing boundaries' between science and the arts: Ann Lingard - as a scientist and fiction-writer - has always enjoyed weaving the two cultures together.
After a first career as an academic and research scientist at Cambridge and Glasgow Universities, working on immunity to parasites, Ann 'leapt off the career ladder' to take up a second career in writing and broadcasting.
Ann and her husband John Lackie live on a small-holding in North-West Cumbria where they rear a few Herdwick sheep, within sight of the Solway Firth and the Cumbrian fells.
Listen to the Nature's Magic programmes in the BBC Radio 4 archive
New! Read Ann's guest blog on the Dark Mountain project's website
Find out about the finger of sea that divides Scotland and England in Solway Shore Stories --and join Ann on one of her shore-walks.
Read the fascinating stories of some of the participants in the Lothian Birth Cohort studies, on the LBC Lifetimes website.