Georgina Howell has worked in magazine journalism since the age of seventeen, when she won the Vogue Talent Contest. She was Features Editor of British Vogue at 21. She was under contract for twenty years to the Sunday Times Magazine, where she interviewed stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Tom Hanks and Al Pacino; Princess Anne and other members of the British royal family; Princess Caroline of Monaco, Mrs Nancy Reagan and the President of Ireland, Mary Robinson. She was under contract to American Vogue for ten years, and was a guest writer for newspapers and magazines including Vanity Fair and Tatler. Much of her work has been serialised or syndicated around the world.
She has written seven books. Her most recent is the biography of Gertrude Bell, at one time the most powerful woman in the British Empire, a nation builder and the driving force behind the creation of Iraq. This book was selected as the close runner up for the Samuel Johnson literary prize for non-fiction. An anthology of Gertrude Bell’s writings is in preparation.
She is married to Christopher Bailey and lives in London and Brittany, France.