Miranda Ward is an author, editor and lecturer. She has a PhD in cultural geography from Royal Holloway, University of London, and is particularly interested in the relationship between space, place and the body. Her memoir Adrift: Fieldnotes from Almost-Motherhood was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2021, and is an intimate exploration of (in)fertility, pregnancy loss and the landscapes of uncertainty that can complicate the desire for motherhood. Her writing has appeared in the Telegraph, Grazia, Red, Elle, Longreads and elsewhere. She grew up on a cattle ranch in California and now lives in Oxford.