Rosie Goldsmith

is a journalist specializing in arts and current affairs, in the UK and abroad. In 20 years at the BBC she travelled the world, from New Zealand to Libya, Japan to East Timor. She covered events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of apartheid in South Africa, presenting flagship BBC radio shows like Front Row and Crossing Continents. Rosie speaks French, German and some Italian and lived for many years in Germany, Africa and the USA. Today she combines broadcasting, writing, media training and specialist PR with chairing events in Britain and overseas. She has interviewed many of the great names in culture and current affairs, from Margaret Atwood to Anthony Gormley – and several Prime Ministers! Known in the UK also as a champion of international literature, translation and language learning, she promotes them whenever she can. She chairs the annual European Literature Night at the British Library and curates and chairs regular festivals and events celebrating international literature.