Extra stories and further exploration of the subjects of each of Sarah's three books can be read at www.sarahwise.co.uk
A short (16-minute) documentary film about The Italian Boy, filmed in June 2014, can be viewed here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Oe2boQ3nlg
And a talk about Inconvenient People, given this summer in London can be heard here http://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php/inconvenient-people/
She blogs on the Psychology Today website at http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/lunacy-and-mad-doctors/201305/gaslight-stories
You can hear her speaking about Inconvenient People at:
* The Guardian newspaper http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2012/nov/02/hospital-keneally-wise-magnanti-podcast
* Wilton's Music Hall, Whitechapel http://vimeo.com/93406035
* The BBC's Radio 4 'All in the Mind' programme http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011h15t
* Little Atoms 'Podcast About Ideas' http://castroller.com/podcasts/LittleAtoms/3448884
Her talk at the Museum of London about The Italian Boy, bodysnatching and murder for dissection can be heard at www.sarahwise.co.uk/podcasts.html
And here's her lecture about the Blackest Streets - the Old Nichol slum & its fictionalised version, The Old Jago, in Arthur Morrison's A Child of the Jago http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/audios.aspx?vid=9123
Sarah Wise grew up in West London and went to school in Wood Lane, White City. After graduation in English Literature, she worked on the launch team of UK Marie Claire for five years, and subsequently as a freelance journalist, working mostly for arts, architecture and design titles, including the Guardian arts desk and Space magazine.
A Master's degree in Victorian Studies from the University of London led to the writing of The Italian Boy: Murder and Grave Robbery in 1830s London (2004) and The Blackest Streets (2008). The former won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. The latter was shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize for evocation of a location/landscape.
Her third book, Inconvenient People, was published in paperback in the US in July 2014.