|Alma mater||Hertford College, Oxford|
|Notable works||Viper Wine|
Hermione Eyre (born 1980) is a British journalist, novelist, and former child actor.
Hermione Eyre was born in 1980. Her parents were Sir Reginald Eyre, a British Conservative party politician, and Anne Clements.Her godmother was the English actress Hermione Gingold, who was a friend of her mother and whom she was named after.
Eyre studied at Rugby School, joining at the age of 13 in the first year that the school began to admit girls.
Eyre read English at Hertford College, Oxford.
After university, Eyre trained as a croupier at the Bermondsey Casino Training Centre,and worked for a year at a London casino, dealing roulette and blackjack.
At the age of seven, Eyre acted in About Face, a sitcom with Maureen Lipman. She also acted as a young Agatha Christie in a BBC production. In 1990, Eyre obtained a role as Zinnie in the film The Children with Kim Novak and Ben Kingsley.
Aged twelve, Eyre acted in her final role – as the Kid Clementina in an episode of the television series Jeeves and Wooster .
Eyre worked at The Independent as a staff writer for seven years. She was also a television critic for that newspaper.
Eyre is known for her long-form interviews with celebrities, publishing her works in the London Evening Standard Magazine, where she is a contributing editor.She has also written for the New Statesman , and The Spectator .
Eyre co-wrote The Dictionary of National Celebrity in 2005.
In 2014, she published a work of historical fiction Viper Wine, featuring Venetia Stanley and Kenelm Digby,which was nominated for the Folio Prize, and short-listed for the Walter Scott Prize.
Eyre cites Borges, Dorothy Parker and Charles Dickens as influences.
Eyre lives in Archway, London. In 2012, she married Alex Burghart, now a Conservative MP.Their daughter, Sybilla, was born in 2013.
Amanda Craig is a British novelist, critic and journalist. She was a recipient of the Catherine Pakenham Award.
Tara Claire Palmer-Tomkinson, also known as T P-T, was an English socialite and television personality. She appeared in several television shows, including the reality programme I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! In 2016 she was diagnosed with a pituitary tumour and an autoimmune condition. She died from a perforated ulcer on 8 February 2017.
Zadie Adeline Smith FRSL is an English novelist, essayist, and short-story writer. Her debut novel, White Teeth (2000), immediately became a best-seller and won a number of awards. She has been a tenured professor in the Creative Writing faculty of New York University since September 2010.
Melanie Phillips is a British journalist, author, and public commentator. She began her career writing for The Guardian and New Statesman. During the 1990s, she came to identify with ideas more associated with the right and currently writes for The Times, The Jerusalem Post, and The Jewish Chronicle, covering political and social issues from a social conservative perspective. Phillips, quoting Irving Kristol, defines herself as a liberal who has "been mugged by reality".
Nicholas Cohen is a British journalist, author and political commentator. He is a columnist for The Observer, a blogger for The Spectator and a writer for Standpoint magazine. Born in Stockport and raised in Manchester, Cohen studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford before entering journalism.
Nadine Vanessa Dorries is a British politician serving as Minister for Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Patient Safety since 2019. A member of the Conservative Party, she has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Mid Bedfordshire since 2005. She is considered to be on the political right of the Conservative Party.
Samira Ahmed is a British journalist, writer and broadcaster at the BBC, where she has presented Radio 3's Night Waves and Radio 4's PM, The World Tonight, Sunday and Front Row and has presented the Proms for BBC Four.
Catherine Lucy Hawking is an English journalist, novelist, educator, and philanthropist. She is the daughter of the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and writer Jane Wilde Hawking. She lives in London, and is best known as a children's novelist and science educator.
Sir Reginald Edwin Eyre was a British Conservative Party politician.
Rachel Sabiha Johnson is a British journalist, television presenter, and author based in London. Johnson has appeared frequently on political discussion panels, including The Pledge and BBC Ones's debate program, Question Time. In January 2018, she participated in the twenty-first series of Celebrity Big Brother and was evicted second. She was the lead candidate for Change UK for the South West England constituency in the 2019 European Parliament election.
Elizabeth Ann Jones is a British journalist.
Douglas Kear Murray is a British conservative author and political commentator. He founded the Centre for Social Cohesion in 2007, which became part of the Henry Jackson Society, where he was associate director from 2011 to 2018. He is also an associate editor of the British political and cultural magazine The Spectator.
Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith is a British TV, film and documentary producer and founder of Instinct Productions, a television production company. She was formerly a journalist and associate editor of The New Statesman, a British political and cultural magazine, and European editor-at-large for Vanity Fair. Goldsmith married Pakistan's now Prime Minister and former cricketer Imran Khan in 1995, and had two sons, Suleiman and Kasim. The couple divorced in 2004.
Jenni Cecily Russell is a British journalist and broadcaster. She is a columnist for The Times, a contributing writer for The New York Times, and a book reviewer for The Sunday Times. She has been a columnist for The Guardian and written the political column for London Evening Standard.
Stella Judith Creasy is a British Labour and Co-operative politician who has been Member of Parliament (MP) for the London constituency of Walthamstow since 2010.
Laurie Penny is an English journalist, columnist and author. They have contributed articles to publications including The Guardian,Time Magazine, BuzzFeed News, The New York Times, Vice, Salon, The Nation, The New Inquiry, Wired, and Medium, are a contributing editor at the New Statesman, and have written several books on feminism. They have also written for American television shows including The Haunting of Bly Manor and The Nevers.
Victoria Lorne Peta Borwick, Baroness Borwick is a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, she served as the Member of Parliament for Kensington from 2015 to 2017, losing her seat and becoming the first sitting MP for Kensington to lose the seat to an opposition candidate.
Eimear McBride is an Irish novelist whose debut novel, A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, won the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize in 2013 and the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
Diana Omo Evans FRSL is a British novelist, journalist and critic who was born and lives in London. Evans has written three full-length novels. Her first novel, 26a, published in 2005, won the Orange Award for New Writers, the Betty Trask Award and the deciBel Writer of the Year award. Her third novel Ordinary People was shortlisted for the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction and won the 2019 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature.
Maya Jaggi is a writer, literary critic and editor who, as one of Britain's most respected cultural journalists, since the 1980s has been "an influential voice on world literature". In the words of the Open University, from which Jaggi received an honorary doctorate in 2012, she "has had a transformative influence in the last 25 years in extending the map of international writing today". Jaggi has been a contributor to a wide range of publications including The Guardian, Financial Times, The Independent, The Literary Review, The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The New Statesman, Wasafiri, Index on Censorship, and Newsweek, and is particularly known for her profiles of writers, artists, film-makers, musicians and others. She is also a broadcaster and presenter on radio and television. Jaggi is the niece of actor and food writer Madhur Jaffrey.