Rosie Goldsmith

Rosie Goldsmith is an award-winning journalist specializing in arts and foreign affairs. A BBC staff broadcaster for twenty years, she travelled the world, presented several flagship programmes such as Crossing Continents, A World In Your Ear, Open Book and Front Row. She has interviewed leading cultural and literary figures, from Margaret Atwood to Edmund de Waal, David Mitchell to Karlheinz Stockhausen. Rosie is a passionate linguist (French, German and Italian) and has lived in Europe, Africa and the USA. Today she combines journalism with chairing and curating arts and literary events in the UK and across the world. Known as a champion of international literature, translation and language learning, she promotes them whenever she can. She is Founder and Director of the European Literature Network, Editor-in-Chief of The Riveter magazine and was Chair of the Judges of the EBRD Literature Prize from 2018-2020. She is a regular chair at literature festivals, collaborates with major cultural organisations, from museumsto festivals to universities, such as Future Library Norway, ELIT-European Literature Days Austria, the Dutch Literature Foundation and the Swiss Arts Council.

Photo of Rosie Goldsmith by Daniel Mordzinski