BASICS

British and American national based in Paris, France. Books; book prefaces; criticism and reporting (arts, culture, bandes dessinées/comics), French to English translation. Sample: 2018 book chapter “My Lunch With Andy Warhol”..

BA, MA Newnham College Cambridge University; Member: National Union of Journalists, Society of Authors, la Société des Amis du Louvre

WORKS AS

Author, reporter and broadcaster (BBC, NPR), dealing with culture and arts criticism. Work as Paris correspondent includes CRAFTS (UK) and The Comics Journal (US)

BOOKS

Essay on journalism, A HIDDEN LANDSCAPE ONCE A WEEK, (Strange Attractor/MIT Press 2018); Introduction to André Franquin’s DIE LAUGHING (Fantagraphics Books 2018); Introduction to Hergé’s PEPPY IN THE WILD WEST (Fantagraphics Books 2017); Co-authored RIOT, with Isaac Julien (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2014). Previous: TRADE SECRETS Young British Talents Talk Business (Thames & Hudson); DESIGN AFTER DARK The Story of Dancefloor Style (Thames & Hudson); LIVING IN AMERICA The Soul Saga of James Brown (Serpent's Tail, UK & US) 

TV PRODUCTION, REPORTING, PRESENTING

BBC World, Consultant and producer; MTV Europe, Features Producer and writer; BBC TV, Features Producer; BBC Radio 4's "Start The Week" under Lord Melvyn Bragg, Assistant Presenter; BBC World Service, Contributor; BBC Radio Four, Contributor; BBC Radio London, Contributor

ARTS & CURATORIAL

Digital Artist-in-Residence for the Andy Warhol Foundation and Seattle 911 Media (for “The Typing Explosion”, presented at the Venice Biennale 2003); Curator for “La Semaine de la Bande Dessinée”, 2008, for the Alliance Française and Fantagraphics Books in Seattle, WA, US

JOURNALISM (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, Art News, the Sunday Times, Vogue, International Herald Tribune, Elle, Elle Décor, US magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Observer, British Vogue, Rolling Stone, The London Times, Arena magazine, The Face, Sight & Sound, Dazed & Confused, American Way magazine, Eye

 

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