Charlotte Collins is a freelance journalist currently based in London. Until recently she was a senior staff editor in the current affairs department of the English Service of Deutsche Welle Radio. She has also written and presented a number of features focusing on art, literature and theatre, including work by Amos Oz and Irina Brook. Her radio work (in both English and German) has also been heard on Bayerischer Rundfunk and WDR in Germany and on ABC National in Australia. She has written for the Independent, the Evening Standard, Qantara, and the Goethe Institute Journal Art&Thought.