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4th June 2020

Rose George

Rose George is an English journalist and author. She began writing in 1994, as an intern at The Nation magazine in New York City. Later, she became senior editor and writer at COLORS magazine, the bilingual "global magazine about local cultures" published in eighty countries and based first in Rome, then Paris, then Venice. In 1999, she moved to London and began a freelance career and has since written for the Independent on SundayArena, the Financial TimesDaily Telegraph,  and others. Along the way, she has been war correspondent in Kosovo for Condé Nast Traveler magazine and was twice a guest at Saddam Hussein's birthday party. Until 2010, she was senior editor at large for Tank, a quarterly magazine of fashion, art, reportage, and culture based in London.

George graduated with a First-Class Honours BA in Modern Languages at Somerville College, Oxford in 1992 and an MA in international politics in 1994 from the University of Pennsylvania as a Thouron Scholar and Fulbright Fellow.[2] She speaks fluent French and Italian.