This week, we present an interview with Oxford graduate Rosalind Jana. Rosalind’s writing career started before she went to university: she won the Vogue Talent Contest at 16, and her work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and websites. Straight after university, Rosalind published her first book, Notes on Being Teenage, and a poetry collection, Branch and Vein. We have caught up with her to talk about writing advice, feminism, and the impact that studying at Oxford has had on her as a writer.
Francesca grew up in Italy and graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Classics and English. While at Oxford, she has written for The Oxford Culture Review, for which she is also Theatre Editorial Assistant, and has previously contributed to Oxford Writers’ House. She is very interested in translation, poetry, drama, and ballet.
Rosalind Jana is a journalist, author, and poet. Her debut book (Notes on Being Teenage) and poetry collection (Branch and Vein) came out in 2016. She opened her blog (http://clothescamerasandcoffee.blogspot.co.uk/) in 2009. Her work has been featured in The Observer, Evening Standard, Sunday Times Style, Teen Tatler, Grazia, TeenVogue, Net-a-Porter, Vogue.co.uk and Guardian.co.uk. She has also worked for publications such as Broadly, Refinery 29, The Coven, Teen Tatler, BBC Radio 4, The Guardian and The Debrief, among others.