After a happy career in palliative medicine for 30 years, Kathryn Mannix took early retirement to campaign for better public understanding of, and preparation for, dying. She has been busy with broadcasting, writing and lecturing ever since, and has discovered there is a public appetite for clear information and models for important conversations. Her first book, ‘With The End in Mind’, tells stories about how people live while they are dying. It became a bets seller and has been translated into fourteen languages so far. Her second book, ‘Listen: How to Find the Words for Tender Conversations’ was written during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic and explores the art of participating in conversations that may feel emotional, frightening or daunting.