About

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You’d like to read about Marina Gerner, so here we go: Marina is an award-winning feature writer and editor based in London with 10+ years of experience.

She writes about books and visual arts, as well as finance and tech. Her range of expertise has led to Marina being called “a Renaissance woman of the modern age” by The New York Times a friend.

Her work (which is to say my work, since I’m writing this blob and just pretending not to) has been published in: The Economist’s 1843, Financial Times, Times Literary Supplement, Times/ Sunday Times’ special reports Raconteur,  MoneyWeek, the i newspaper, The Week, Jewish Chronicle and Standpoint Magazine in the UK, the Wall Street Journal, First Things Magazine and the New York Observer in the US and die Bild and Frankfurter Rundschau in Germany. She has been a guest speaker on the BBC World Service.

She is a freelance feature writer, and also supplements editor at the i newspaper. Previously, she was the markets editor at MoneyWeek and staff writer at Money Observer, where she wrote a column called “Marina’s Imaginary Millions.” She’s part of Women in Journalism, where she is a mentor.

Like all good hacks, she has a few awards to her name. In 2018, she won the h100 Young Critic of the Year Award for her “witty and incisive” column on the ironies of ideology and Russian revolution art. In 2016, she won the National Financial Journalist Newcomer of the Year Santander Media Award “with glowing praise from the judges who liked her critical edge, hands on advice and depth of research”. She was shortlisted for a Headline Money Award, two Unbiased Media Awards and highly commended at the British Journalism Awards (Business Sustainability category).

When she’s not writing, she’s teaching on the MA Journalism at Birkbeck University. In 2015, she completed her PhD on cosmopolitanism at the London School of Economics, where she taught Masters students and gave lectures on the MSc Global Media and International Journalism Summer School.

In 2014, she was a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Sociology Department and Journalism School in New York.

This year, Marina has been chosen as one of 40 Emerging Writers at the London Library, where Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Isaiah Berlin and Agatha Christie were members.

If you think all of this sounds impressive, rest assured that her list of rejections and failures is much longer than the list of achievements you see here.

She was born in the Soviet Union, and grew up in Germany and the UK.

If you like what you read here, you can get in touch at “contact” or on Twitter: @MarinaSGerner

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Honoured to receive an award for my financial journalism
Thrilled to receive an award for my arts journalism
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