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.


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.


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]


  1. ^ a b Kirby, Graham. "Iris chat with Charlotte Higgins". Iris Online. The Iris Project. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. 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". Society of Antiquaries of London. 8 December 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017.

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