Emma Woolf is a writer, former columnist for The Times and Newsweek, and co-presenter on Channel 4’s Supersize vs Superskinny. Having studied English at Oxford University, she worked in Psychology publishing before going freelance and now writes for a range of newspapers and magazines. Emma is an arts critic on Radio 4’s Saturday Review, reviewer on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC London. Other media appearances include Newsnight, Woman’s Hour and BBC Daily Politics. She speaks internationally at Literary Festivals from Cheltenham to Mumbai, and at medical and mental health conferences.
Her first book, An Apple a Day: A Memoir of Love and Recovery from Anorexia has been translated around the world. Other non-fiction titles include The Ministry of Thin, Letting Go, Positively Primal and The A-Z of Eating Disorders.
Her first novel, Ways of Escape, was recently followed by England’s Lane, which was widely praised as a heartbreaking tale of love, loss and new beginnings. Emma is also the great-niece of Virginia Woolf.