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Alice Kemp-Habib


Freelance journalist and contributing editor at The Sunday Times Style

My writing has appeared in: Style, The Sunday Times Culture magazine, The Guardian, FT Life & Arts, The Economist, GQ, Vogue, The Bookseller and Stylist among others. 

I primarily cover arts culture with a focus on literature and have a passion for spotlighting writers from underrepresented backgrounds. To this end, I have interviewed a wide range of established and emerging authors, including Booker nominee Brandon Taylor, Brunel prizewinner Theresa Lola, Premio Clarín recipient Agustina Bazterrica and pioneering author Jade LB. I have also had the pleasure of speaking to influential figures from the worlds of art, music and film, including painter Kehinde Wiley, rapper Sampa the Great and Rocks star Bukky Bakray

In 2020, I launched the Style x Black Writers' Guild essay competition for young Black writers, which I continue to oversee. In 2021, I was runner up in the New Freelancer category at the Freelance Writing Awards, where the panel commented that I displayed a "mastery" of various types of features writing. In 2023, I judged the Discover category at the British Book Awards. 

I previously held the position of editor at Haringey Community Press – a free and independent community newspaper which focuses on the north London borough. Whilst there, I covered important local stories including the Grow Tottenham evictions and the fatal stabbing of Ali Baygören. Having lived in Tottenham my whole life, I know the area intimately and welcome any opportunity to marry my interest in local affairs with arts and culture writing. See, for example, my interview with Somerset Maugham Award-winner Tice Cin and this review of an Italian institution in Tottenham.

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