Rosie Goldsmith is an award-winning journalist specializing in arts and current affairs, in the UK and abroad. In 20 years on the BBC staff she travelled the world, covering events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of apartheid in South Africa, presenting flagship BBC programmes Front Row and Crossing Continents. Rosie speaks several languages and has lived in Germany, Africa and the USA.
Today she combines broadcasting and arts journalism with presenting and curating cultural events and festivals in Britain and overseas.
Rosie has interviewed many of the great names in culture and current affairs.
She is founder of the European Literature Network and helped launch European Literature Night at the British Library in 2009 (now an annual event); for the European Commission she created The Language of Italian Fashion & Food; she originated the Dutch-UK festival High Impact, and, for Southbank Centre, Syria Speaks and Greece Is the Word.
She is a passionate Media Trainer with Sounds Right Partnership.
With Sounds Right Partnership, Rosie is the UK Partner for ELit European Literature House, for whom she stages events, writes blogs and trains public speakers in the arts.
Known also in the UK as a champion of international literature and language-learning, she promotes them whenever she can.
Rosie chairs events regularly at the Hay Festival, British Library, National Theatre, Southbank Centre, London Book Fair and many more. She works closely with the Arts Council, British Council, Free Word Centre, the Victoria and Albert Museum, European Commission and Commonwealth Foundation, and several leading international cultural organisations.