Polly is an award-winning writer and documentary-maker. Combining the journalism of her background in film with ideas from psychology, philosophy and literature, her books blend remarkable human stories with reflections on how we live today—and how we can live better.
Polly’s first widely-acclaimed book The Society of Timid Souls, or How To Be Brave (2013) won a RSL/Jerwood Award, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and was a Sunday Times Book of the Year.
Risk Wise – Nine Everyday Adventures (2015) includes an afterword by Alain de Botton and was written in conjunction with The School of Life.
Metamorphosis – How and Why We Change was published in hardback in 2016. The paperback, with a new preface reflecting on a year of seismic change, was published in May 2017.