Books Change Lives: Mariella Frostrup

13th January 2021 | News

Book Aid International is hosting a virtual live interview and Q&A with writer, broadcaster and campaigner, Mariella Frostrup on Tuesday 23rd February 6- 7pm.

About this event

In Book Aid International’s first Books Change Lives event of 2021, Mariella Frostrup will discuss her approach to writing, her own relationship with reading, and the books that have inspired her throughout her life.

During the interview, Mariella will look back at a selection of the books she has written and curated from 100 of Literature’s Sexiest Stories and The Erotic Review to her 2020 release Wild Women and Their Amazing Adventures Over Land, Sea and Air. Vanity Fair described the latter as “a stirring whistle-stop tour, led by women who often risked disapproval in leaving home to roam the world” while TLS said “like any good travel book, Wild Women succeeds in casting the reader’s mind off on journeys of its own, inspiring fresh plans” and triggering “a longing for faraway places.”

Mariella will also share some insights into her upcoming book Menopause: A Survivor’s Guide. The book builds on her hugely popular 2018 BBC documentary The Truth About Menopause and is set for publication in Autumn 2021.

Tickets and event information

You can get your tickets here.

Tickets for this event are available on a donation basis – your donation will enable Book Aid International to send more books to people and communities across the world who really need them. We kindly ask that you give an amount of your choice to support our important work – for every £2 donated, we can send another book.

£10 could help send 5 brand new books to support a child’s education in Kenya. £40 could help send 20 new medical books to under-resourced midwives in Sierra Leone. £100 could send 50 educational books to a primary school in Zambia.

Please note there is a minimum donation amount of £1. Once registered you will receive confirmation of your booking by email and your access link will be sent two hours in advance of the live event, which will be hosted on Zoom. Please email if you have any issues registering for this event.

About Mariella Frostrup

Mariella Frostrup is a writer, broadcaster and campaigner. She currently hosts her own show on Times Radio Monday to Thursday 1pm – 4pm. Prior to this Mariella helmed Radio 4’s long­ running weekly programme Open Book.

Other broadcasting projects include hosting The Big Painting Challenge for BBC1, Bringing Up Britain, the Radio 4 series which looks at the challenges of modern parenting; The Truth About The Menopause for BBC1, Mariella’s Book Show and Objects of Desire both for Sky Arts. She has had her own weekly dilemma column, Dear Mariella, for the Observer newspaper for the last 18 years, and writes regularly for other newspapers and magazines.

Mariella has been on the judging panels for various awards including The Booker Prizethe Orange Prize for Fictionthe Evening Standard Film Awards, the Turner Prize, the Amnesty International Media Awards, the London Film Festival, the BBC National Short Story Award and the RIBA Stirling Prize Awards.

With thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for generously supporting this special event.