Ann Wroe is the Obituaries and Briefings Editor of The Economist. She studied at the University of Oxford before working at the BBC World Service covering French and Italian politics. She is the author of six books and co-author, with the late Keith Colquhoun, of The Economist Book of Obituaries, published by Profile in 2008. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Society of Literature and the English Association. She is married with three sons and lives in London.