||BA MA, Newnham College, Cambridge UK. Member: National Union of Journalists, Society of Authors. Works in Paris and London in broadcast, print, reporting.
Languages: English, French (translation from French to English, niveau professionnel).
Author and reporter; broadcaster (BBC World, European, NPR). Culture and arts criticism including bandes dessinées; also French-to-English translation. Work as Paris correspondent includes CRAFTS (UK) and The Comics Journal (US); blog @ Mucha Creative Paris
|| Forthcoming in May 2018: "My Lunch With Andy Warhol, A Hidden Landscape Once A Week (MIT Press) and Die Laughing, André Franquin (Introduction) from Fantagraphics Books. Peppy in the Wild West, Hergé (introduction), Fantagraphics Books 2017; RIOT, with Isaac Julien; Museum of Modern Art 2014. Previous TRADE
SECRETS: Young British Talents Talk Business, Thames
& Hudson; DESIGN
AFTER DARK: The Story of Dancefloor Style (Thames &
IN AMERICA: The Soul Saga of James Brown (Serpent's Tail,
UK & US).
Read a sample chapter of RIOT in PDF
||Digital Artist-in-Residence (Andy Warhol Foundation/NEA) for The Typing Explosion; curator, La Semaine de la Bande Dessinée 2008, Paris-USA
|TV production, presenting,
|BBC World and World Service, MTV
Europe (features producer and writer); presenter & producer, BBC TV; assistant presenter for BBC Radio 4's "Start The Week" under Melvyn Bragg; BBC World Service; BBC Radio Four; BBC Radio London; BBC TV. Also Radio 5, Greater London Radio, NPRPrevious: producer and presenter, BBC television
||Alliance Française; the British
Film Institute, UK; Microsoft;
Arts Council of Great Britain; London, South Bank Arts complex; fuller list here
|Print & online journalism US & UK (selected)
||Editor, City Limits, London; staff writer, New Musical Express, London (five years); contributor: The Comics Journal, Crafts UK, Guardian, Time Out, Independent on Sunday, New Statesman & Society, the
Sunday Times, Vogue, International Herald Tribune, Elle, Elle Décor, US magazine, Entertainment Weekly,
Observer, British Vogue, Rolling
Stone, The London Times, Arena
magazine, City Limits, The Face, Sight & Sound, Dazed & Confused,
American Way magazine, Eye, Art News