Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte Higgins

Chief Culture Writer , Guardian

Charlotte Higgins is the chief culture writer of the Guardian. One of Britain’s foremost writers on culture, she contributes to the news, features, op-ed, literary and arts sections of the website and paper, writes a weekly arts column, and keeps an influential weblog.

Charlotte began her career in journalism on Vogue magazine in 1995, and moved to the Guardian in 1997. She joined the arts desk in 1999, and the following year became classical music editor.

In 2004 Charlotte moved to the Guardian’s newsroom to become arts correspondent, reporting from as far afield as Venezuela, China and the Occupied Territories.

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Charlotte left Oxford in 1994 with a degree in classics. She is the author of two books on classical subjects: Latin Love Lessons, and It’s All Greek to Me (both published by Short Books). She won the 2010 Classical Association prize, and sits on the council of the Roman Society. At the moment she is working on a new book about Roman Britain for Jonathan Cape.

She is a regular contributor to BBC radio, and chair of live panel events. In 2010, she was the guest speaker at the Paul Hamlyn awards.

Charlotte is a keen amateur violinist and chamber musician.

She can be found on Twitter (@chiggi). Her blog is at