Beatrix Campbell is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and political activist. Her book Wigan Pier Revisited – one of Virago’s bestsellers – won the Cheltenham Literature Festival Prize. She has written about politics, crime, community, gender, child abuse and sexual politics for a range of publications from The Guardian, The Independent, the New Statesman, Marxism Today to OpenDemocracy and Byline Times. She has participated in many TV and radio programmes, including Any Questions and Question Time. She has also written acclaimed plays with co-author Judith Jones. Described as a charismatic speaker and campaigner, she has received many awards, including the Nancy Astor Media Awards Campaigning Journalist of the Year, six honorary doctorates and an OBE for services to equality.