Libby Purves is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Midweek, a programme of lively and diverse conversation; she is a Times columnist and drama critic, broadcaster, author and keynote speaker.
Libby was the youngest and first ever woman presenter of the Today programme, and has presented Midweek since 1983, as well as having fronted The Learning Curve and numerous documentaries for BBC Radio 4.
She is a major columnist for The Times and writes for many other publications. She was awarded the O.B.E. for her services to journalism in 1999 and was Columnist of the Year in the same year.
As an author Libby has written a series of books on childcare and family life, as well as twelve well regarded novels.
Libby Purves is a writer and broadcaster par excellence and has that certain something which combines natural wit with an incisive perception.
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