Jane Winter

winter_jane_apr15Jane Winter spent her career in research and human rights. She is the author of many reports and handbooks, such as Human Rights, Human Wrongs, a guide to using the human rights mechanisms of the United Nations. She is best known for her work on human rights in Northern Ireland. In 2007 she was awarded the Beacon Prize for Northern Ireland, in 2008 the Irish World’s Damien Gaffney Award, and in 2009 the new Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Prize for outstanding civil society action in the defence of human rights in Europe. Since she retired in 2012, she has written a biography into Ka Cox – a friend of Virginia and Leonard Woolf and Rupert Brooke’s most significant lover – and Ka’s husband, Will Arnold-Forster, idealist, politician, gardener and artist. More information can be found on her website, www.janewinter.net. She also writes short stories and poetry. Although no stranger to writing, she is new to biography, and is currently looking for a literary agent and publisher.