Bee Rowlatt is a writer and journalist. Her current book, In Search of Mary is inspired by the life of Mary Wollstonecraft. It’s published by Alma Books.
The best-selling Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad (Penguin) has been dramatised by the BBC, and translated into numerous languages. Bee won the Society of Authors’ K Blundell Trust award to complete the travels for In Search of Mary.
Bee contributed to Virago’s Fifty Shades of Feminism, and has clocked over two decades at BBC World Service (now freelance). She speaks fluent Spanish and has a research background in Latin America. She’s written for The Telegraph, The Independent, Grazia, Die Welt, The Times, The Guardian and The Daily Mail, and appears regularly on tv and radio.
Bee’s public speaking appearances include 5×15, the Times Literary Festival, Hay Festivals in Cartagena and Xalapa, Southbank WOW festival, London Book Fair, and British Council literary events in Iraq, Norway, Palestine and India.
Bee does regular workshops and events on journalism, working motherhood, and feminism. She is chair of a campaign for a memorial statue of Wollstonecraft, has four children, and is currently based in New Delhi.
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