Rosie Goldsmith is a former BBC journalist, writer, presenter and director of the European Literature Network. She is an award-winning journalist specialising in arts and foreign affairs. In twenty years at the BBC she travelled the world and presented several flagship programmes. Rosie is a linguist and has lived in Europe, Africa and the USA. Today she combines journalism with chairing and curating literary events and festivals for leading cultural organisations. Known as a champion of international literature, translation and language learning, she promotes them whenever she can. She is founder and director of the European Literature Network and created The Riveter magazine. From 2018-2020 she was Chair of the Judges of the EBRD Literature Prize, honouring authors and translators equally.