Lotte Jeffs is a journalist, creative director and author. Her illustrious career includes being published in the Independent, the Guardian, the Sunday Times and the Evening Standard. She won Writer of The Year at the Press and Publishing Association Awards in 2016 and was shortlisted for Columnist of the Year in 2017 for her eponymous column Lotte’s Lexicon in Elle magazine. Lotte has always been on the pulse when it comes to seeking out the most creative talents of our generation and her eye for a story is second to none, it’s no wonder that after 15 years as a deputy editor and then Acting Editor in Chief of ELLE magazine that she was appointed Creative Director at global advertising agency Ogilvy to bring her storytelling expertise to the ad agency world. She has since published her first book 'How To Be a Gentlewoman', represented by digital first literary agency Gleam Titles and launched the LGBTQ parenting podcast 'Some Families'. We spoke to Lotte at our Writers Retreat in collaboration with the BBC Writers Room.
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