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Miranda Sawyer, UK
Miranda Sawyer


Miranda Sawyer
Miranda's first book, Park and Ride, was published in 1999
Miranda Sawyer started her career at British music magazine Smash Hits, before moving on to Select Magazine where she won the PPA Magazine Writer of the Year Award in 1993, the youngest person ever to do so.

She wrote a Time Out column from 1993-96, and a column for British newspaper The Mirror from 2001-2003, and won the In The City music-writing award for profiles on Paul Weller and Oasis written for another British newspaper, The Observer.

A contracted feature writer for The Observer for more than twelve years, she was a contributing editor for The face and writes regularly for Vogue, Blender, and other newspapers and magazines.

Miranda presented YR.1, a landmark photography event for Channel 4 in 2001, and Damon Albarn's Mali expedition for Radio 4 in the same year. She co-scripted and presented an hour-long programme looking at issues surrounding the age of consent for Channel Four, as part of a series of programmes on young people and sex, and recently made a documentary for Channel 4 about abortion rights in the USA.

She has appeared in many British current-affairs television discussion programmes including Question Time, Late Review, Music of the Millennium, and What The Papers Say, and is on the judging panel that chose the British city that will be the European Capital of Culture for 2008.

Her first book, Park and Ride, was published by Little, Brown, & Company in 1999, and has been reprinted in paperback several times since. She lives in London.

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