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Fiammetta Rocco

Fiammetta Rocco

Fiammetta Rocco (Chair), culture correspondent at The Economist, was the books and arts editor for 15 years from 2003 to 2018, supervising the publication’s print and online book reviews and culture coverage. She is also culture editor of The Economist’s bi-monthly magazine, 1843. Rocco has written two Economist special reports, one on the art market and the other on the future of museums. She has served on juries for several book prizes, both for fiction and non-fiction, and is the administrator of the Man Booker International Prize for fiction. Reflecting on an early bout of malaria when she was a child living in Kenya, her book, The Miraculous Fever-Tree: Malaria and the Quest for a Cure that Changed the World, was published in 2003. Fiammetta Rocco’s investigative journalism has won a number of awards in the United States and Britain.