Danuta Kean has been a journalist for the last 25 years. Having cut her teeth as a reporter and editor on trade magazines, she worked for newspapers such as the Financial Times and Guardian. On the latter, she worked as books correspondent and covered for the online site editor, books. She has also worked as editor of a multitude of reports, including an online guide to media and advertising careers, business magazines and a series of highly influential reports into access to arts careers for people from diverse backgrounds. In a career that spans journalism, consultancy and academia, she has aided unpublished authors achieve publication through the publishing module of Brunel University’s pioneering Creative Writing MA, which she set up and taught for seven years, and curating the creative writing strand of the Guardian Masterclasses. As well as speaking at conferences and chairing festival events, she is books editor for Mslexia, the magazine for women who write, and has worked closely on campaigns to support the rights of creators alongside Philip Pullman, historian Antony Beevor and Man Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo.