Neil Bartlett OBE is an author and theatre director whose published works include the novels Ready To Catch Him Should He Fall and The Disappearance Boy. His recent performance works includes large-scale projects with Tate Britain, Artangel, the Wellcome Foundation, the National Theatre, LIFT and Duckie.

In 2014 Neil worked together with IWM partner 14-18 Now to create Letter to an Unknown Soldier in collaboration with novelist Kate Pullinger. The work was an online phenomenon that eventually involved over twenty thousand members of the public (and the then Prime Minister) in creating a radical new war memorial in response to the centenary of the declaration of the First World War.