Karen Glaser is an experienced journalist. She writes features for national newspapers, consumer magazines and professional journals. Her journalism has been syndicated internationally.
Karen originally worked for the architecture press and has interviewed big- name designers such as Philippe Starck, Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano and Zaha Hadid. In the early noughties, she was features editor on Britain’s then leading architectural weekly, Building Design, where she edited columns by Will Self and Jeanette Winterson, and won an International Building Press award. She went on to edit Intra, an interiors title for architects and since going freelance, in 2007, has written for Wallpaper*, Grand Designs Magazine, Icon and Blueprint, among other design magazines.
The other main categories of Karen’s writing are education, parenting, relationships and Jewish matters. She also does travel journalism, including writing for travel apps and iPad magazines, and has won an award from the Italy’s Foreign Press Association for an article about Sicily, where she lived in her early 20s.
Over the years, she has interviewed the likes of Paul Smith, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Fry, Simon Kelner, when he was editor of The Independent, and Dana International, two days after she became the first transsexual to win the Eurovision Song Contest, in 1998.
Karen also contributes features to Guardian podcasts, and has been a columnist for the Jewish Chronicle. She produced Opinion Soup, a Jewish-flavoured Intelligence Squared: her guests included David Aaronovitch, James Harding, Eve Pollard, Melanie Phillips and Jon Sopel. Her biggest coup for the event was securing Howard Jacobson for the event, the week The Finkler Question won the 2010 Booker Prize.
Click on the links on the left to see examples of her work (six in each category; many more available on request), to commission her, or to send her a message.