Rosie Goldsmith is an award-winning journalist specializing in arts and current affairs in the UK and abroad. In 20 years on the BBC staff she travelled the world, covering events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of apartheid in South Africa, presenting the flagship BBC programmes Front Row
and Crossing Continents
Rosie speaks several languages and has lived in Germany, Africa and the USA. Today she combines broadcasting and journalism with presenting and curating events and festivals in Britain and overseas. She has interviewed many of the great names in culture and current affairs. Rosie helped launch European Literature Night at the British Library in 2009 (now an annual event); she created the Dutch-UK festival High Impact and, for the Southbank Centre, Syria Speaks and Greece Is the Word. Known in the UK as a champion of international literature and language-learning, she promotes them whenever she can. She chairs regularly at the Hay Festival, British Library, National Theatre, Southbank Centre, London Book Fair and many more. Rosie also works closely with the Arts Council, British Council, Free Word, the Victoria and Albert Museum, European Commission and Commonwealth Foundation and several leading international cultural organisations.