Maya Jaggi is a writer, critic and artistic director whose essays on culture appear widely in books and periodicals such as the New York Review of Books. She is a contributing art critic for FT Weekend, and was for more than a decade a long-form profile writer, and a lead fiction critic, for the Guardian Review. Described as ‘one of Britain’s most respected arts writers’ by the Open University, she was awarded an honorary doctorate for ‘extending the map of international writing,’ and holds degrees from Oxford and LSE.
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