Joanna Biggs

London-born Joanna Biggs is a writer and editor at the London Review of Books, where she has written about Sylvia Plath, abortion in Northern Ireland, food banks and clothes, among other things. She read English and French at St Peter's College, Oxford and Queen Mary, University of London, and spent a short time at La Sorbonne. She has also written for the New Yorker, Harper's, the Financial Times and the Guardian. Her first book All Day Long: A Portrait of Britain at Work was published in 2015 – it explores the diversity of jobs across the UK, from footballers to shoemakers, and the way one’s work shapes one’s identity. With Sarah Shin and Alice Spawls, she founded the feminist publisher Silver Press in 2017, which has brought books by Leonora Carrington, Audre Lorde, Nell Dunn and Chantal Akerman back into print.

Related / Latest Publication:
Joanna Biggs, All Day Long: A Portrait of Britain At Work (Serpent’s Tail, 2016)