Marina Gerner is an award-winning journalist and culture critic. She (which is to say I, since I’m writing this blurb and just pretending not to) was born in the Soviet Union, and grew up in Germany and the UK.
As the child of two artists, she spend most of her childhood at exhibitions and galleries, where she was often called in to write the descriptions of paintings. So it may not be surprising that she now writes about literature and the arts. She also writes about finance and investment. (Once described as a “modern-day Renaissance woman”.)
Her articles have been published in the Economist’s 1843, Financial Times, Times Literary Supplement, MoneyWeek, Jewish Chronicle, the Guardian (research) 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 writes features and is the Markets Editor at MoneyWeek. Previously, she was a Staff Writer at Money Observer, where she wrote features and news and her column Marina’s Monetary Musings.
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, Headlinemoney Award and two Unbiased Media Awards.
In 2015, she completed her PhD at the London School of Economics, where she taught master 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.
She is trilingual and lives in London.
You can get in touch with comments or questions under “contact” or on Twitter: @MarinaSGerner