Charlotte Raven

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Full name: Charlotte Raven

Area of interest: Contemporary culture, popular culture, women's issues, current affairs

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian | The Independent

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Website: Guardian.co / Charlotte raven

Blog: Comment is free...

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Education: Manchester University: BA English; Sussex University: MA Critical Theory

Career: Modern Review: contributor, then editor; The Guardian: columnist, regular column from 1999/2002

Current position/role: Occasional contributor

  • also writes/has written for: The Observer (feature writer), and contributed to The Face, Critical Quarterly, The Spectator and New Statesman

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  • How we met: Derek Draper and Charlotte Raven - New Labour commentator Derek Draper recently achieved notoriety when the 'Observer' newspaper accused him of boasting of his contacts in the Government... - The Independent, 4th October 1998
  • How I beat the dark - Little was wrong with Charlotte Raven's life except she couldn't stop crying. Then she faced her depression and began the long battle to conquer it - The Observer, 17th March 2002

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Controversy/Criticism: An article in The Guardian caused controversy in June 2001 with criticism of the mother of Jamie Bulger, see:

  1. Why the Bulger mourning marathon sickens me June 26, 2001
  2. 'City limits', The readers' editor on… Crossing the line between opinion and diatribe The Guardian, 30th June 2001
  3. Complaints flood in from 'whingeing Liverpudlians' The Daily Telegraph, June 2001

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Section: Comment

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Website: Guardian.co / Charlotte Raven

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