Jennifer Higgie is an Australian writer who lives in London. Her new book The Mirror and the Palette: 500 Years of Women’s Self-Portraits is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. She is currently working on a new book, a radio essay for the BBC about art and the spirit world, various scripts and essays.
Jennifer was frieze magazine reviews editor from 1998-2003; co-editor with Jörg Heiser and then Dan Fox until 2017; frieze Editorial Director from 2017-19 and editor-at-large until 2021. She is the presenter of Bow Down, a podcast about women in art history; the author and illustrator of the children’s book There’s Not One; the editor of The Artist’s Joke; author of the novel Bedlam; and the writer of the feature film I Really Hate My Job.
Books in order of publication:
Bedlam – 2006
The Artist’s Joke – 2007
One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People. A Selection by Jennifer Higgie from the Arts Council Collection – 2015
There’s Not One – 2016
The Mirror and the Palette – 2021