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Eliane Glaser

Eliane Glaser (1992) is a BBC producer and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of English and Humanities, Birkbeck College.

Her book Get Real: How to Tell it Like it is in a World of Illusions was published by Fourth Estate in March 2012.

Eliane on polemical writing:

"I felt I'd become a writer when I realised I was allowed to use my own voice; that is, my speaking voice. I edit by reading (or mouthing) my work out aloud and making sure it scans. Maybe I do it that way because I'm trained as a radio producer. But I think it's also because writing is very strongly about expressing what I want to say; about making a critical intervention in public debate...

...I'm a polemical writer and my work exposes other people's polemical strategies, particularly when they are concealed or disavowed as polemic; presented as self-evident fact. For me, criticism isn't negative; it's a way of identifying how certain agendas are promoted, and it's a way of promoting what I think is a better agenda in an explicit way."