Julie Kavanagh

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Julie Kavanagh (born July 10, 1952 in Johannesburg ) is a British journalist and writer.

Julie Kavanagh spent her early childhood in Cape Town . Trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Ballet School in London, she had to give up dancing due to an injury.

She subsequently took a job at British Vogue and then worked as the editor of the London fashion magazine Women's Wear Daily . In 1977 she began studying at Oxford , which she completed with a First Class degree in English. During this time, she had a relationship with the English novelist Martin Amis that lasted over three years . For the next ten years she worked as a department head at Harpers & Queen and as a critic for the Spectator . Under Tina Brown , she was the editor responsible for the London edition of Vanity Fair .

Her second book after the biography of the English dancer and choreographer Frederick Ashton is a biography of Rudolf Nurejev . On the basis of the book, David Hare developed the script for Ralph Fiennes ' film Nureyev - The White Crow (2018), which deals with the Soviet Russian dancer's leap to the West during his guest performance in Paris. Her biography of Marie Duplessis , published in 2013, was awarded the Italian Premio Comisso for the best biography.

Julie Kavanagh is a regular contributor to The Economist . She is married to former Royal Ballet dancer Ross MacGibbon and has two sons.


Individual evidence

  1. Julie Kavanagh: My life with Martin Amis (full text) in: The Telegraph, June 2, 2009, accessed January 16, 2018.
  2. Martin Amis's lovers laid bare in: The Evening Standard, June 2, 2009, accessed January 16, 2018.
  3. Premio Comisso 2015 , accessed on January 16, 2018.
  4. The Economist 1848. Julie Kavanagh: List of Articles , accessed January 16, 2018.
  5. Julie Kavanagh, biography, accessed May 15, 2018

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