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Grace Dent

Grace Dent

Biography

Grace Dent has been a magazine and newspaper journalist/columnist since 1996, working on titles such as The Mirror, Glamour and Marie Claire. Her television column 'World of Lather' has appeared in the Guardian Guide since 2001, and her passion for television past, present and future means she often appears on TV and radio as a reviewer and commentator.

Grace has recently completed a trilogy of novels for teenage girls for Puffin. The books are about Ronnie Ripperton, Fleur Swan and Claude Cassiera, a trio of minxish, pop-obsessed and boy-crazy friends who call themselves 'Les Bambinos Dangereuses'. It's a Girl Thing was published in 2003, followed by The Great Escape in 2004. Grace's latest novel is Curse of the Mega Boobed Bimbos. Grace was born in 1973. She grew up in Carlisle, and read English Literature at the University of Stirling. She now lives with her husband in East London.

Read Grace's blog:

Interview

CHILDHOOD AMBITION?
My ambition was to leave Carlisle (northern England) move to London and write for a living. So far, so good with that one. My other ambition was to marry John Taylor from Duran Duran, appear as the 'glamorous romantic interest' in one of their pop videos on the TV show 'Top of The Pops' on the BBC and then live in John's beach view mansion in Mystique with lots of servants. That one has proven more difficult to achieve... in fact I ended up marrying a totally different bloke and living in East London and having to do my own laundry. You can't have everything...

DESERT ISLAND BOOK?
What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt is probably my favorite book of the last decade. It's a tale about a group of artists in New York City spanning over 25 years. I'm so glad my friend Sophie made me read that book.

FAVOURITE CITY?
London. I've been here ten years now and it feels like home. I'm never short of something to do here....

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