Writer and Journalist
Author of In Search of Mary
Bee Rowlatt is a writer and broadcast journalist. Her award-winning book In Search of Mary was described by the Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen as “terrific – quite unlike anything I’ve read before.” She co-wrote the best-selling Talking about Jane Austen in Baghdad, and is one of the writers in Virago’s Fifty Shades of Feminism.
Bee has chaired panel events and flagship events at literature and history festivals ranging from Jaipur and Hay, to Chalke Valley and Glastonbury. She began her journalism career in BBC World Service. She has written for the Telegraph, Mail, Guardian and VOGUE India, who named her their “girl crush and star of the show.” Bee has worked in Iraq, India, Colombia, Russia and Palestine, has four kids, and is chair of Mary on the Green, the campaign to memorialise Mary Wollstonecraft.