I am a writer and editor with interests in art, film, literature, intersectional feminism and cultural representations of social class. Born and raised in Leeds, I worked in Paris for a short period and am now based in London.
I have an MA in modern English Literature from UCL, and have experience in both book and magazine publishing. As Visual Culture Editor at I.B.Tauris, I commissioned art and film books with a radical edge. My titles included the recently released Roots and Culture: Cultural Politics in the Making of Black Britain by Eddie Chambers, Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema by So Mayer, Queering Post-Black Art: Transforming African-American Identity After Civil Rights by Derek Conrad Murray and Other Cinemas: Politics, Culture and Experimental Film in the 1970s, edited by Sue Clayton and Laura Mulvey. I also established an artists’ moving image and experimental film list.
In 2015 I became Deputy Editor at RA Magazine and in 2017 I co-founded 3 of Cups Press. In 2018 I moved to Sight & Sound magazine to work as Acting Production Editor, before joining Bloomsbury as Senior Commissioning Editor, BFI, Film & Media.
As well as editing, I speak publicly and write on a freelance basis for publications including frieze, LRB, The White Review and TLS. Recently, I chaired an event about representations of working class women on screen and took part in a panel discussion on the films of Margaret Tait at BFI Southbank in London. I was also on the juries for the British and Yorkshire short film awards at Leeds International Film Festival.
If you’d like to discuss commissions or other projects, please do get in touch by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read about some of my editorial projects and journalism on this blog. You can also follow me on twitter @AnnaCoatman.