Polly Samson

b. 1962

Polly Samson was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.

Polly Samson, novelist, lyricist and journalist, is the author of two short story collections, Lying in Bed and Perfect Lives – a Sunday Times Fiction Choice of the Year – and novels Out of the Picture, The Kindness and A Theatre for Dreamers (to be published by Bloomsbury in 2019). She is the primary lyricist on David Gilmour’s On An Island and Rattle That Lock albums and Pink Floyd’s The Division Bell and The Endless River.

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