Francesca Peacock is an author and arts journalist. She writes art criticism, book reviews, and features for The Telegraph, The Times, The FT, The Mail on Sunday, Literary Review, The Spectator World, Poetry London, and a host of other publications.

Francesca read English at Oxford, where she fell in love with early modern women’s writing through the rather incongruous medium of gardening pamphlets.

Francesca has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row to discuss her journalism, and runs a podcast in which she interviews female writers and artists about an artist or writer who has influenced them. Recent interviewees include Celia Paul on Gwen John, and Marlowe Granados on Anita Loos. The first season of the podcast will be released later this year.