Lucy is Founder and Director of Untold – Write Afghanistan. She founded and led Commonwealth Writers, which operates across 53 countries, particularly in areas with little or no creative industries. During her time at the BBC, she established the BBC Writer’s Room, which discovers, develops, and champions new writing talent. She has worked with writers in areas of conflict and post-conflict, including Afghanistan, Chechnya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, and North East Nigeria. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College, London, Director of the BOCAS LitFest in Trinidad, and a Trustee of Vital Xposure Theatre.