Christina Patterson is a writer, broadcaster and columnist. She writes about politics, society, culture, travel, books and the arts. She has interviewed writers and artists ranging from Martin Amis to Eddie Izzard and Werner Herzog, and did the first interview after he left office with Gordon Brown. A former director of the Poetry Society, and literary programmer at the Southbank Centre, she has written for the Observer, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, Time, the Spectator and the New Statesman. She’s a regular commentator on radio and TV news programmes, a regular reviewer on the Sky News press preview, and a regular guest on The Review Show. She has campaigned to improve standards in nursing in a series of articles in the Independent, by speaking at conferences, and in programmes she has made for Radio 4 and The One Show. Christina is the only woman on the shortlist for the Orwell Prize 2013. She has now left The Independent, but can be contacted via her website, www.christinapatterson.co.uk .
13 August 2012 12:00 AM
I grew up thinking sport was for boys, not girls. Boy, have we girls done well
08 August 2012 12:00 AM
A year on from the events that wrecked so much, not a great deal has changed
01 August 2012 12:00 AM
Ye Shiwen was seven when she was picked out at school and sent to one of the specially built 'camps'
24 July 2012 08:00 PM
It was nice to feel a stab of pride – for eight years pride hasn’t always been the main thing we’ve felt
21 July 2012 12:00 AM
These days, Sarah Lucas has no time for her old crowd's egocentricity – but as her retrospective opens, she's ready to talk sex, death, and her loathing of celebrity
21 July 2012 12:00 AM
A candid, and deeply affecting, report of one woman's encounter with a street gang
18 July 2012 12:00 AM
The trouble is that you don't need to be able to put a toilet seat down to run a country, or a bank
11 July 2012 12:00 AM
The cost of these things hasn't fallen but incomes, unless you work in banking, have
04 July 2012 11:00 AM
The residential homes that often produce such terrible results cost seven times as much as Eton
03 July 2012 09:52 AM
It never seems polite to ask the Mrs Merton question. It always seems, in fact, a little bit rude to ask a pretty young actress exactly what it was that made her fall in love with an older actor who's very, very famous and very, very rich.
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
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