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 sheep, within sight of the Solway Firth and the Cumbrian fells.
NEW! Crossing the Moss, a project by photographer James Smith and Ann, on the Solway Junction Railway and viaduct, and its effect on the raised mire of Bowness Moss; funded by Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership and the HLF
The Solway Firth - so much to discover and explore; read articles and find out about Ann's guided walks at Solway Shore Stories; read topical updates on Ann's Solway Shore-walker blog; follow on Facebook, and Twitter at @solwaywalker
NEW! 'Eliot and Entropy: crossing boundaries between sciences and arts' - a new blog on science in fiction, art and poetry; includes Tell them our stories, the 'voices' of exhibits in the Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh
If you'd like to hear about sights and sounds of the Solway shore, Ann and presenter Caz Graham took a walk for BBC Radio4's 'Open Country'