Charlotte Higgins

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Charlotte Higgins, FSA (born 1972) is a British writer and journalist.

Early life and education[edit]

Higgins was born in Stoke-on-Trent, the daughter of a doctor and a nurse, and received her secondary education at a local independent school.[1] A family holiday in Crete and an influential schoolteacher awakened her interest in classical languages and culture,[1] and she studied Classics at Balliol College, Oxford.

Career[edit]

Higgins is a blogger and The Guardian's chief arts writer.[2] Formerly the paper's arts correspondent[3] and classical music editor, she has a particular interest in contemporary music.

She has published a book on Ovid called Latin Love Lessons, a book on ancient Greece, It's All Greek To Me, and Under Another Sky (2013), about journeys in Roman Britain.

Honours[edit]

Her book Under Another Sky (2013) was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize,[4] and the Hessell-Tiltman Prize.[5]

On 8 December 2016, she was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kirby, Graham. "Iris chat with Charlotte Higgins". Iris Online. The Iris Project. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Charlotte Higgins". London: The Guardian. 1 October 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Thornton, Sarah (2009). Seven Days in the Art World. Norton. p. 138. ISBN 978-0-393-33712-9. 
  4. ^ "Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2013 shortlist". Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  5. ^ Timothy R. Smith (April 9, 2014). "David Reynolds wins PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize". Washington Post. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ "8 Dec Ballot Results". sal.org.uk. Society of Antiquaries of London. 8 December 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 

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