Angela Ledgerwood is the creator and host of the literary podcast Lit Up, a weekly conversation with some of the world’s most provocative and celebrated writers. She is the New York correspondent for Future Women, a global all-inclusive platform for forward-thinking women. She also writes Esquire Magazine’s monthly online books coverage. She was on the programming team for Fast Company’s Innovation Festival in October 2017.
The Lit Up Show is produced by PodcastOne and is set to return in July 2018 with Caitlin Moran, Neil Gaimna, Rachel Kushner and Parker Posey… Previous guests have included Salman Rushdie, Karl Ove Knausguaard, Maggie Nelson, Hanya Yanagihara, and Ann Patchett. (See full list of guest on iTunes here.) She started her writing career interviewing artists for Interview Magazine. Previously she was a features editor and books editor-at-large at Cosmo where she interviewed some of her favorite people including Senator Elizabeth Warren, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Her nonfiction has been published in New York Magazine, Marie Claire, Esquire, The Australian, Australian Financial Review and Condé Nast Traveler.
In 2015, she collaborated with PEN America for their live DIY Series and throughout 2015-16 Angela hosted a series of conversations at Soho House in New York with media mogul Arianna Huffington, stylist Garance Doré, Padma Lakshmi and Jay McInerney. Now she is the literary events host at NeueHouse in New York. Recent guests have included The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah; and President Obama’s former deputy chief of staff, Alyssa Mastromonaco. Angela has moderated for major literary festivals in the USA, including the Brooklyn Book Festival, the Texas Book Festival, Yale Writers Conference, Bryant Park Reading Series New York, Brooklyn Bridge Summer Reading Series and the Sydney Writers’ Festival.
She was born in Sydney, Australia, where she graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce. She spent her final year of undergrad at Cornell University in New York and later completed an MFA in Fiction Writing from Pacific University in Oregon. She is a proud founding member of The Wing in New York. She has lived in Sydney, Los Angeles, the Bahamas and now lives in New York.
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