Tanya Gold

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Tanya Gold
Born 1973
United Kingdom
Occupation Journalist, author
Notable credit(s)

Daily Mail columnist
The Guardian columnist

The Independent columnist

Tanya Gold (born 31 December 1973[1])is a British journalist. She was educated at the independent Kingston Grammar School and Merton College, Oxford and has written for British newspapers including The Guardian, the Daily Mail,[2] The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times[3] and the Evening Standard. In 2009 she was highly commended in the Feature Writer of the Year category at the British Press Awards.[4] In 2010 she won Feature Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards[5] and was also nominated for Columnist of the Year.[6]

She has written articles exploring her recovery from alcoholism,[7][8] and her undercover investigations into the television series Big Brother. She has also written a column about giving up smoking, "The Quitter".[9]

In October 2008, she wrote an article for The Guardian about her alma mater: "Oxford is hellish. It needs to be broken apart and stuffed with state school kids – for its own good."[10] She criticised Merton and Oxford University, for a culture she saw as privileged, stratified by socioeconomic status, and emotionally repressive.


  1. ^ Tanya Gold (December 29, 2009). "Nightmare on New Year's Eve". The Guardian. 
  2. ^ "Stuck in a rut and looking for a lift...". The Daily Mail. 10 Feb 2009. Retrieved 7 Aug 2013. In the last three years, on assignments for the Daily Mail, she (Tanya Gold) has been strapped to the top of a flying plane, cage-dived with killer sharks, and had a part as the back of a cow in professional pantomime. 
  3. ^ "Speakeasy: Of course there’s no sexism at the BBC, just Strictly Come Groping". Times Newspapers Limited. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "British Press Awards 2009: The full list of winners". Press Gazette. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "2010 British Press Awards Winners". Press Gazette. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "British Press Awards shortlist for 2010". Press Gazette. Retrieved 17 February 2011. 
  7. ^ Tanya Gold (7 July 2004). "'Group therapy: I still howl at the memory'". The Guardian. 
  8. ^ Tanya Gold (29 January 2008). "As a recovering alcoholic". The Guardian. 
  9. ^ Tanya Gold (21 December 2004). "The quitter". The Guardian. 
  10. ^ Tanya Gold (October 2, 2008). "Oxford is hellish. It needs to be broken apart and stuffed with state-school kids – for its own good". The Guardian. 

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