Annalena McAfee is the Editor of the Guardian's Saturday Review. She was previously Arts and Literary Editor of the Financial Times. She trained as a junior reporter on local papers and went on to work on several daily and Sunday newspapers including the Evening Standard, where she was Arts Editor, theatre critic and features writer. She has previously been a judge for the Perrier Comedy Awards, the South Bank Show Awards and the Forward Poetry Prize. She is the author of seven children's books.