Rosie Boycott (chair) has had a highly distinguished career in journalism, having been the first woman editor of two national broadsheets, the Independent on Sunday and The Independent, and a national tabloid, the Daily Express. During the seventies she founded and edited Spare Rib, and then went on to found the highly successful Virago Press, publisher of women’s writing. She is also an author in her own right, amongst her titles ‘A Nice Girl Like Me’.
Rosie Boycott is a regular participant on BBC Two's Late Review, she presents Radio Four’s A Good Read and often contributes to TV and radio. Last year she made one of the BBC’s Great Briton films on Princess Diana. In the past Rosie Boycott has chaired theOrange Prize for Fiction and, whilst she was editor at Esquire magazine, she pioneered the Esquire Prize for Non-Fiction.