Caitlin Moran is the eldest of eight children, home-educated on a council estate in Wolverhampton, believing that if she were very good and worked very hard, she might one day evolve into Bill Murray.
She published a children’s novel, The Chronicles of Narmo, at the age of 16, and became a columnist at The Times at 18. She has gone on to be named Columnist of the Year six times. At one point, she was also Interviewer and Critic of the Year - which is good going for someone who still regularly mistypes ‘the’ as ‘hte’. Her multi-award-winning bestseller How to Be a Woman has been published in 28 countries, and won the British Book Awards’ Book of the Year 2011. Her two volumes of collected journalism, Moranthology and Moranifesto, were Sunday Times bestsellers, and her novel, How to Build a Girl, debuted at Number One, and is currently being adapted as a movie. She co-wrote two series of the Rose d’Or-winning Channel 4 sitcom Raised by Wolves with her sister, Caroline.
Caitlin lives on Twitter with her husband and two children, where she spends her time tweeting either about civil rights issues, or that picture of Bruce Springsteen when he was 23, and has his top off. She would like to be remembered as ‘a very sexual humanitarian’.
Self described 'dissident feminist', Camille Paglia is a professor of humanities and media studies and at the University of the Arts in Phildelphia. Her books include Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson and Sex, Art and American Culture. She was a founding contributor and columnist for Salon and writes about art, literature, popular culture, politics and religion for publications around the world.
Hanna Rosin is the author of The End of Men and a national correspondent at The Atlantic, writing about American culture. She is a writer and editor for Slade, and writes for The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ and The Washington Post, among others.
Pulitzer-prize winning writer and author of Are Men Necessary?, Maureen Dowd has been a New York Times columnist since 1995. She has served as the White House correspondent and has covered four presidential campaigns.