Viv Groskop is a writer, broadcaster and stand-up comedian.
02 November 2014 12:00 AM
18 March 2014 12:00 AM
The Pushkin House Russian Book Prize aims to bring the UK and Russia closer together. Judge Viv Groskop sets the scene
14 February 2014 12:50 PM
This year’s Independent Bath Literature Festival boasts a stellar line-up – and is on a mission to celebrate the timeless bliss of getting lost in a book
Sugar, I've filed for divorce: What happened when sweet-toothed Viv Groskop swore off 'the most dangerous drug of the times'?
12 January 2014 12:00 AM
I have been dieting on and off over the years, but sugar always creeps back in. I find wrappers in my handbag from stuff I’d forgotten I’d bought, let alone eaten
17 November 2013 12:00 AM
It’s not news that Ann Patchett is a great writer. Bel Canto won the Orange Prize in 2002 and two other novels (The Magician’s Assistant and State of Wonder) have been shortlisted. What is news is that she is a fascinating person, who has led a strange and rather wonderful life both as a writer and in other incarnations, all documented here in glorious novelistic detail.
29 September 2013 12:00 AM
How has a character who started life as a newspaper column gone on to become a global brand? As the latest book in the Bridget Jones franchise is about to be published, Viv Groskop looks back at her own relationship with an enduring cultural icon for answers…
28 July 2013 12:00 AM
This year's Edinburgh festival is a good place to start
30 June 2013 12:00 AM
Why would a well-balanced, perfectly sane woman approaching middle age suddenly decide to become a stand-up comedian? And why would she then subject herself to playing 100 gigs in 100 nights? Blame the women who paved the way: the TV comedy goddesses of an earlier age.
21 June 2013 07:52 PM
Stand-up comedy is turning into a battleground, and you need to have your weapons at the ready
06 February 2013 08:14 PM
I can't see the Gender-Blindness movement catching on soon, but I so wish it would
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
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
In defence of liberal democracy
- 1 Lucy Hawking: Stephen Hawking's daughter writes impassioned open letter to Katie Hopkins about rights of disabled people
- 2 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 3 Russell Brand backs Ed Miliband: 'You gotta vote Labour'
- 4 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 5 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want