Brigid Keenan

Brigid Keenan has worked as an editor on Nova magazine, the Observer and the Sunday Times.  She has published two fashion histories as well as Travels in Kashmir; Damascus: Hidden Treasures of the Old City; the best selling Diplomatic Baggage and its sequel, Packing Up. Her most recent book, Full Marks for Trying, is a memoir of her childhood in India and her days as a young fashion editor at the dawn of the Sixties in London. She has spent most of her life in far-flung postings with her diplomat husband. Keenan is currently Fashion Editor of Oldie magazine. She is a Founding Member of the board of PalFest.

Her diaries from the inaugural Palestine Festival of Literature in 2008 are published in This is Not a Border: Reporage & Reflection from the Palestine Festival of Literature