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.
- Secret Muses. The Life of Frederick Ashton . New York: Pantheon Books 1997. ISBN 978-0-67944269-1 .
- Rudolf Nurejev . The Life. New York: Pantheon Books 2008. ISBN 978-0-14102969-6 .
- The Girl Who Loved Camelias. The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis . New York: Knopf 2013. ISBN 978-0-30727079-5 .
- Julie Kavanagh: My life with Martin Amis (full text) in: The Telegraph, June 2, 2009, accessed January 16, 2018.
- Martin Amis's lovers laid bare in: The Evening Standard, June 2, 2009, accessed January 16, 2018.
- Premio Comisso 2015 , accessed on January 16, 2018.
- The Economist 1848. Julie Kavanagh: List of Articles , accessed January 16, 2018.
- Julie Kavanagh, biography, accessed May 15, 2018
- Julie Kavanagh
- Short biography
- Julie Kavanagh: Two Years with Ralph Fiennes. Cover story . In: The Economist. 5th December 2010.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British journalist and writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 10, 1952|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Johannesburg|