Maggie Alderson (born 1959) is a London-born Australian author, magazine editor and fashion journalist. She is the former editor of ES, the Evening Standard magazine (British Society of Magazine Editors, Editor of the Year, Colour Supplements 1989) and British Elle magazines. In Australia, she was acting editor of Cleo and editor of Mode.
In 1996 she joined the Sydney Morning Herald as a Senior Writer and for many years covered the fashion shows in Paris, Milan and London for the paper. Her weekly column, on a loose fashion and style theme, has appeared in Good Weekend (the Saturday magazine of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers) for over ten years. She has also had a similar column in The Times, in the UK.
On 4 November 2010, it was announced that Alderson's column would no longer be appearing in Good Weekend.
She was co-editor, with Jessica Adams, Imogen Edwards-Jones and Kathy Lette, of In Bed With, a collection of erotic short stories written by leading female novelists (Fay Weldon, Joanne Harris, Ali Smith, Esther Freud, Justine Picardie, among others).
Maggie Alderson has an MA in Art History from the University of St Andrews.
She is married with one daughter.
- Pants on Fire (2000)
- Mad About the Boy (2002)
- Handbags and Gladrags (2004)
- Cents and Sensibility (2006)
- How to Break Your Own Heart (2008)
- Shall We Dance (2010)
- Evangeline: The Wish Keeper's Helper (2011)
- Everything Changes But You (2012)
- Secret Keeping for Beginners (2015)
- Shoe Money (1998)
- Handbag Heaven (2001)
- Gravity Sucks (2007)
- Style Notes (2011)
- "Alderson is not the only casualty in GW redesign, sources". www.theaustralian.com.au.
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