Rachel Cooke

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Rachel Cooke
Born1969–70
Sheffield, England, UK
OccupationJournalist, writer
Alma materOxford University
Notable workHer Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties
Notable awardsInterviewer of the Year, British Press Awards
SpouseAnthony Quinn

Rachel Cooke (born 1969–70)[1] is a British journalist and writer.

Early life[edit]

Cooke was born in Sheffield,[2] and is the daughter of a university lecturer.

She went to school in Jaffa, Israel, until she was 11, before returning to Sheffield, and attended Oxford University.[3][4][5]

Career[edit]

Cooke began her career as a reporter for The Sunday Times. She has also written for the New Statesman, where she is television critic, and is a writer for The Observer newspaper. In the 'Lost Booker Prize' for 1970, announced in March 2010,[1] Cooke was one of the three judges.[6] Since 2010, Cooke has been reviewing graphic novels for The Guardian's "Graphic novel of the month".[7]

Cooke's first book, Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties,[8] was published in autumn 2013.[9]

Awards[edit]

In 2006 she was named Interviewer of the Year at the British Press Awards[10] and Feature Writer of the Year at the What the Papers Say Awards.[11] In 2010 she was named Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards for her interviews in Esquire.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Cooke is married to the film critic and novelist, Anthony Quinn, and lives in Stamford Hill, London.[13][14]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Cooke, Rachel (2014). Her brilliant career: ten extraordinary women of the fifties. London: Virago Press. ISBN 9781844087419.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cooke, Rachel (28 March 2010). "The Lost Booker: a judge tells all". The Observer.
  2. ^ "Cooke, Rachel". rcwlitagency.com. Rogers, Coleridge & White Literary Agents.
  3. ^ Cooke, Rachel (5 December 2013). "What it means to be northern when you're Down South". New Statesman.
  4. ^ Cooke, Rachel (28 October 2012). "A conspiracy of silence allowed sexual harassment to stay routine". The Observer.
  5. ^ Cooke, Rachel (22 December 2002). "Hope in the Holy Land". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 July 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  6. ^ "Authors vie for 'lost' 1970 Booker Prize". BBC News. 1 February 2010.
  7. ^ "Graphic novel of the month | Books". The Guardian. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  8. ^ Huddleston, Yvette (7 February 2014). "Turning the Fifties myth on its head". Yorkshire Post.
  9. ^ "What it means to be northern when you're Down South". New Statesman. 5 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Guardian is newspaper of the year". Press Gazette. 20 March 2006.
  11. ^ "Top Award for Observer Writer". The Observer. 17 December 2006.
  12. ^ Luft, Oliver (17 June 2010). "Empire named PPA consumer magazine of the year". Press Gazette.
  13. ^ Stanford, Peter (4 January 2009). "Anthony Quinn: 'I can never go home again". The Independent.
  14. ^ Cooke, Rachel (15 July 2012). "The day I judged a Jewish food festival". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 July 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)

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