Natalie Haynes is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of The Ancient Guide to Modern Life, a book on Classics and the modern world, and The Amber Fury, a novel for adults. She has judged the Women's Prize for Fiction (2012), The Man Booker Prize (2013), and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (2014). She writes for The Independent, The Guardian, The Times and The Observer. She also makes documentaries for Radio 4 about the classics, zombies, and occasionally about urban chicken-keeping. She used to have cats, but now doesn't have a garden. As soon as she does, she will have cats again.