Project Description

Claire Armitstead

Claire Armitstead is Associate Editor, Culture, for The Guardian, where she has worked since 1992 – with several years as a theatre critic, Arts Editor, Literary Editor and Head of Books. She presents the weekly Guardian books podcast and is a frequent commentator on radio and at live events across the UK and internationally. She edited the book, Tales of Two Londons: Stories From a Fractured City (O/R Books, 2018). Claire has been a trustee of English PEN since 2013, and a judge for literary competitions as varied as the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, the 2020 PEN Pinter Prize and the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She took part in Where Europe Meets Asia: Georgia 25, the UK’s first festival of Georgian writers. Twitter: @carmitstead

Friday 26 February – 18.30 – 20.00