Amy Raphael

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Amy Raphael was born in London in 1967 and now lives in Brighton. She worked as Features Editor on The Face and Elle in the early 90s and as Editor at Large on Esquire in the mid-90s. She has freelanced for NME, Spin and The Evening Standard and now writes for The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, The Radio Times and The Quarterly.

Her first book, Never Mind the Bollocks: Women Rewrite Rock, was published by Virago in 1995. She has written two books for Faber & Faber: Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh (2008) and Danny Boyle: In His Own Words (2010). The Danny Boyle book was updated in 2013 as Danny Boyle: Creating Wonder: In Conversation with Amy Raphael and includes a definitive chapter on the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

Amy worked with David Hare on his upcoming autobiography, again for Faber & Faber.

She has also contributed to the The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock and Perfect Pitch, a series of books about football.

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