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Leigh Radford

Leigh Radford started out as broadcast journalist working in sport before specialising in the creative arts. She developed successful podcasts for Time Out, The Times and The Sun, along with arts and entertainment programming for commercial radio and the BBC, interviewing luminaries including directors Trevor Nunn and Ridley Scott, artists Anthony Gormley and Peter Blake, opera stars Bryn Terfel and Juan Diego Flórez, and musicians from Beyonce to Blondie. Her documentary on the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke's Women, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and she produced and presented a weekly arts show on the now defunct digital station Oneword Radio called The Gallery

Since 2009 Leigh has worked in publicity and events in the publishing industry, curating spaces for authors at both The London Book Fair and Frankfurt Buchmesse. She is a former Bookseller Rising Star. In 2023 she co-founded the production company Kenosha Kickers to write and produce content for TV and film. She has a degree in English Literature from King's College London and a post-graduate degree in Journalism from City University.