Bee Rowlatt is a writer and journalist. Her current book, In Search of Mary is inspired by the life of Mary Wollstonecraft. Bee won the Society of Authors’ K Blundell Trust award to complete the book, available here. The best-seller Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad (Penguin) was dramatised by the BBC, and translated into numerous languages.
Bee contributed to Virago's Fifty Shades of Feminism, and has clocked over two decades at BBC World Service (now freelance). She speaks fluent Spanish and has a research background in Latin America. She's written for BBC Online, The Telegraph, The Independent, Grazia, Die Welt, The Times, The Guardian and The Daily Mail, and appears regularly on tv and radio.
Bee’s public speaking includes the Jaipur Literature Festival, 5x15, the Times Literary Festival, Hay Festivals in Cartagena and Xalapa, Southbank WOW festival, and British Council literary events in Iraq, Norway, Palestine and Russia. Bee chairs a campaign to memorialise Wollstonecraft, has four kids, and is based in London.