Mariella Frostrup

Mariella Frostrup has firmly established herself at the top end of opinion-forming journalists and TV presenters in the UK.

Defying any attempt to pigeonhole her skills and talents Mariella has made her mark on a wide variety of programmes and writes regularly for The Observer, and other publications. On television in a 15-year career she has continued to impress both audiences and critics with her friendly, accessible and intelligent screen presence. Her projects run the gamut from current affairs (Panorama, Question Time and Backlash) to movies and the arts.

Mariella presents The Book Show for Sky Arts. She hosted a live 10-part series, Hay On Sky for the second year running in May 2007, showcasing the highlights of Britain's biggest literary festival. She presents Open Book and fronted the Memory Season for BBC Radio 4.

Mariella combines her television and radio career with that of a prolific journalist. She is currently the film critic for Harper's Bazaar and has a weekly dilemma column in The Observer magazine for which she also writes major interviews.

Mariella is also a respected arts critic and has sat on the judging panels of various awards including the Booker Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Evening Standard Film Awards, the Amnesty International Media Awards, the Whitbread Book of the Year, the London Film Festival, and the RIBA Stirling Prize Awards 2006.