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You’re here to read about Marina Gerner, so here we go: Marina is an award-winning feature writer and culture critic based in London. She was born in the Soviet Union, and grew up in Germany and the UK.
She writes about culture and society, and also covers finance and investment. Her range of expertise has led to Marina being called “a Renaissance woman of the modern age” by The Guardian a friend.
Her work (which is to say my work, since I’m writing this blob and just pretending not to) has appeared in: The Economist’s 1843, Financial Times, Times Literary Supplement, The Week, MoneyWeek, the i newspaper, Jewish Chronicle and Standpoint Magazine in the UK, 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.
Currently, she is a freelance Feature Writer, and you can read her features here. She’s also a 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.”
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” review of 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 British Journalism Award, Headline Money Award and two Unbiased Media Awards.
In 2015, she completed her PhD 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 invited to be a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s sociology department in New York.
If you like what you read here, you can get in touch at “contact” or on Twitter: @MarinaSGerner
She is represented by Jonathan Conway Literary Agency.