Lucy Cooke

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Lucy Cooke is a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning documentary filmmaker with a Masters in Zoology from the University of Oxford, where she was tutored by Richard Dawkins. She began her career working behind the scenes in television comedy before moving into directing documentaries. She has now become a familiar face on natural history TV, having presented prime time series for BBC, ITV and National Geographic. She’s a regular on Radio 4, frequently guesting on Infinite Monkey Cage and Sue Perkin’s Nature Table as well as hosting her own The Power of… series. Lucy has written for the Sunday Times, Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Her first book, A Little Book of Sloth, was a New York Times bestseller and featured Lucy’s photographs of her favourite animal (she also founded the Sloth Appreciation Society). The Unexpected Truth about Animals, was shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize and has been translated into 17 languages. Her latest book B*TCH: A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal is published in the UK by Transworld in March 2022, and she writes a monthly column in BBC Wildlife on the Female of the Species, covering a range of wildlife including meerkats, orcas and banded mongooses.

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