The Calvert Journal’s culture editor Paula Erizanu has been shortlisted for 2019’s culture journalist of the year by the UK’s national Words by Women awards.
Erizanu, who joined The Calvert Journal team as culture editor in September this year, has previously written on art, culture, and politics for the likes of The Guardian, CNN, Aeon, Dazed, and The Architectural Review. She has also written a number of books and is currently co-editing the first Romanian anthology of poetry from women writers.
The 27-year-old will be facing off against some of the UK’s best writing talent, including The Guardian’s Iman Amrani, New Statesman culture editor Anna Leszkiewicz, and deputy editor of Elephant magazine, Louise Benson.
Words by Women was launched in 2016 as a one-off event, but has been revived this year following a backlash against the lack of women nominees at this year’s British Journalism Awards (BJA). In one category for political journalists, the BJA shortlist featured more journalists called “John” than female reporters.
The results will be announced at a ceremony in London’s Westminster on 9 December.
Read Erizanu’s articles for The Calvert Journal here.