c. 1977 (age 36–37)
Essex, United Kingdom
Kira Cochrane (born c. 1977) is a British journalist.
She was born and raised in Essex. Her elder brother was killed aged 8 in a traffic accident in 1983, and Cochrane's father had died of a heart attack with the result that Cochrane and her younger brother were brought up by their mother as a single parent. She read American Literature at Sussex and University of California, Davis.
Formerly a journalist on The Sunday Times, she is a feature writer on The Guardian and was the newspaper's women's editor from 2006 to November 2010, when she was succeeded by Jane Martinson. Cochrane is now a features writer on the newspaper. Cochrane wrote a column for the New Statesman magazine from around 2006 to July 2008.
Kira Cochrane has published two novels, The Naked Season and Escape Routes for Beginners, which appeared on the long list for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2005. In 2009, Cochrane was herself on the judging panel for that year's Orange Prize for Fiction. She co-edited (with Eleanor Mills) Journalistas: 100 Years of the Best Writing and Reporting by Women Journalists (published as Cupcakes and Kalashnikovs: 100 Years of the Best Journalism by Women in the UK) and has edited an anthology of women's writing which has appeared in The Guardian, Women of the Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism.
- "Kira Cochrane". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
- Cochrane, Kira (26 February 2011). "Darin Strauss: Two cars, two deaths". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
- "Kira Cochrane". Facebook. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
- Cochrane, Kira (18 July 2007). "Still so much to do: Kira Cochrane 2006 - present". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 February 2014. "Series: 50 years of the womens' pages"
- Martinson, Jane. "Speaker Profile: Jane Martinson, Journalist". Speakers for Schools. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
- Cochrane, Kira (3 July 2008). "And it's goodbye to all that...". New Statesman. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
- Cochrane, Kira (2005). The naked season. London: Pocket Books. ISBN 9780743492485.
- Cochrane, Kira (2005). Escape routes for beginners. London: Pocket Books. ISBN 9780743478427.
- "Orange Prize for Fiction 2005". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
- Sponsorship & Entertainment (21 April 2009). "Orange Prize for Fiction announces 2009 shortlist". Orange Prize for Fiction newsroom. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
- Cochrane, Kira; Mills, Eleanor (2005). Journalistas : 100 years of the best writing and reporting by women journalists. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 9780786716678.
- Jill Abramson "The Lionesses", New York Times, 8 January 2006
- Cochrane, Kira; Mills, Eleanor (2012). Cupcakes and Kalashnikovs 100 years of the best journalism by women. New York: Constable & Robinson. ISBN 9781780337074.
- Cochrane, Kira (2012). Women of the revolution : forty years of feminism. London: Guardian Books. ISBN 9780852652275.
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