Annie Freud is the daughter of the painter, Lucian Freud. Her maternal grandfather was the sculptor, Sir Jacob Epstein, and her great-grandfather was Sigmund Freud. She grew up in London and graduated in English and European Literature at the University of Warwick. Her pamphlet, A Voids Officer Achieves the Tree Pose, was published by Donut Press in 2006. Her first full collection, The Best Man Who Ever Was (Picador, 2007), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. The Mirabelles (Picador, 2010) was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her third, The Remains, will be published by Picador in June 2015.