13-16 June 2024

Mariella Frostrup



Mariella Frostrup is a UK based broadcaster and journalist and mother of two who was born in Norway in 1962, grew up in Ireland and has lived in London since she was 16 years old. She worked in music PR in the 80’s and 90’s and was involved in promoting bands of the day from Dire Straits to UB40, Bananarama to the Boomtown Rats. She has since reviewed films, been an arts critic, presented TV shows on books, film, arts and current affairs as well as making a few appearances on programmes like Absolutely Fabulous and Coupling , presented BBC Panorama’s on Reality TV and the housing crisis, and host a long running books programme on BBCRadio4 Open Book along with the recurring series Bringing Up Britain. Frostrup is also a loud advocate for equal rights and particularly women’s causes, Save The Children’s Gender Ambassador and a Founder Trustee of The Great Initiative, plus a Patron of The Shark Trust and a long term supporter of Comic Relief.Journalism is her other job and she has written for almost every mainstream UK newspaper and many magazines from The Times and Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday to Harpers Bazaar and Vanity Fair.

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