Noonie Minogue studied English Literature at Cambridge, Classics at London University, and etching and lithography in Rome. She is a book reviewer, classics tutor, and author of "Nero the singing Emperor" (Short Books). Her new translation from Modern Greek of the Autobiography of Markos Vamvakaris, the Man and the Bouzouki was published June 2015. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02s1sl9). She plays cello, guitar and baglama in various Greek music ensembles and draws inspiration from the music and poetry of the Mediterranean.