Abi Grant

Abi Grant

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Abi Grant is an author, playwright and television writer and memoirist.

She started out in the eighties writing for television sketch shows, among them Spitting Image and Alas Smith and Jones. At the same time, she ran Bush Fires, a comedy venue operating beneath London's Bush Theatre, which led her into writing for the stage. This launched her career when her first big piece, Brown Blues, played for six months in the West End before touring.

After a three year stint teaching as a volunteer at mental health charity MIND, Abi returned to writing and spent a number of years working on children's show Thomas the Tank Engine, on which she wrote and script edited. Alongside her work on the show, she penned her first screenplay, the British political rom-com, You Are Here.

She also writes television reviews for the Daily Telegraph as well as working on corporate projects for clients including Grey International, JWT, G&G/Mercury Communications, British Telecom, and Abbott Mead Vickers.

Of her memoir, Words Can Describe (Picador 2009), Coleen Nolan said, ‘this is a book all women should read.’