Charlotte Higgins was born in Stoke on Trent in 1972 and studied Classics at Balliol College, Oxford. She is a blogger and chief arts writer for the Guardian, contributing to its news, features, op-ed, literary and cultural coverage.
Higgins is the author of three books on aspects of the ancient world. Her first was Latin Love Lessons (2009), followed by It’s All Greek to Me (2010).
The most recent, Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain (Jonathan Cape, 2013), was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize, the Thwaites Wainwright prize, the Hessell-Tiltman prize and the Dolman prize.
Her fourth book, about the beginnings of the BBC, This New Noise: The Extraordinary Birth and Troubled Life of the BBC, was published in 2015.
She lives in London. She is a regular contributor to BBC radio and in her spare time plays violin.
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