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Mariella Frostrup

Mariella Frostrup is a writer and broadcaster, firmly established as an intelligent and accessible commentator in a wide range of programmes and publications. She is currently best known as presenter of Radio 4’s long-running weekly programme Open Book, and until recently presenter of Sky Arts “Mariella’s Book Show”. Recent broadcasting projects include SexBox on Channel 4, an innovative format in which couple discuss their feelings and sensations about their love life after having sex; Bringing Up Britain, the Radio 4 series which looks at the challenges of modern parenting; and Objects of Desire for Sky Arts, a 6 part series exploring the world’s most desirable objects. She has had her own weekly agony column, Dear Mariella, for the Observer newspaper for the last 10 years, and writes regularly for other newspapers and magazines.