ROSE GEORGE is a freelance writer and journalist whose first book, A Life Removed: Hunting for Refuge in the Modern World, was long-listed for the Ulysses Reportage Prize. She contributes regularly to the LRB, Guardian, Independent and others.
"Few are the writers brave and bold enough to take on so difficult - but so endlessly fascinating - a topic as the story of human waste. Rose George has risen to this particular challenge, and her book, like a literary treatment farm, turns the completely unpalatable into something utterly irresistible.' Simon Winchester