Caitlin Moran

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Caitlin Moran : biography

5 April 1975 –

Caitlin Moran (born 5 April 1975 as Catherine Elizabeth Moran) is a British broadcaster, TV critic and columnist at The Times, where she writes three columns a week: one for the Saturday Magazine, a TV review column, and the satirical Friday column "Celebrity Watch". Moran is British Press Awards (BPA) Columnist of the Year for 2010, and both BPA Critic of the Year 2011, and Interviewer of the Year 2011.

Early life and career

Moran’s Irish-Catholic father is a one-time "drummer and psychedelic rock pioneer" who became "confined to the sofa by osteoarthritis".Aida Edemariam , The Guardian, 18 June 2011 She is the eldest of eight children and has four sisters and three brothers. She was born in Brighton and then lived in a three bedroom council house in Wolverhampton with her parents and siblings. She attended Springdale Junior School and was then educated at home from the age of 11, having attended secondary school for only three weeks.The Times 2, p2. 28 December 2011

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In December 1999, Moran married The Times rock critic Peter Paphides in Coventry and the couple have two daughters, born in 2001 and in 2003.

In 2011, Ebury Press published Moran’s book How To Be a Woman in the UK. As of July 2012, it had sold over 400,000 copies in 16 countries.

On 13 July 2012, Moran became a Fellow of the University of Aberystwyth.

In October 2012, Moran received criticism after stating on Twitter that she didn’t care about the lack of representation of people of color in "Girls".

Awards and honors

  • 2011 Galaxy National Book Awards, Book of the Year, How to Be A Woman
  • 2011 Galaxy National Book Awards, Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year, How to Be A Woman
  • 2011 British Press Awards, Interviewer of the Year
  • 2011 British Press Awards, Critic of the Year
  • 2011 Irish Book Award, Listeners Choice category, How to Be A Woman
  • 2011 Cosmopolitan, Ultimate Writer of the Year
  • 2010 British Press Awards, Columnist of the Year