Caitlin Moran Biography
Caitlin Moran (Catherine Elizabeth Moran) is an English journalist, author, and broadcaster. She is currently working at The Times, where she writes three columns a week: one for the Saturday Magazine, a TV review column, and the satirical Friday column “Celebrity Watch”.
She has won a number of awards. Among them; the British Press Awards (BPA) Columnist of the Year for 2010, BPA Critic of the Year 2011 and Interviewer of the Year 2011. She was named Columnist of the Year in 20112 by the London Press Club, and Culture Commentator at the Comment Awards in 2013.
Moran attended Springdale Junior School and was then educated at home from the age of 11. She had attended Wolverhampton Girls’ High School for only three weeks. Throughout her teenage years, she was conceived that she would become a writer. At the age of 13 In October 1988 she won a Dillons young readers’ contest for an essay on Why I Like Books.
She was awarded £250 of book tokens. At the time she was only 13 years old. At the age of 15, she again won The Observer’s Young Reporter of the Year. She began her career as a journalist for Melody Maker, the weekly music publication, when she was only 16. At the same age, Moran wrote a novel called The Chronicles of Narmo.
The novel was inspired by having been part of a home-schooled family. She started hosting the Channel 4 music show Naked City in 1992, launching her career. The show ran for two series. It featured a number of then up-and-coming British bands such as Blur among others.
Moran became a Fellow of the University of Aberystwyth in July 2012. Two years later, she was named as one of Britain’s most influential women in the BBC Woman’s Hour power list 2014.
Caitlin Moran Age
Caitlin Moran was born in Brighton, England, United Kingdom. She was born on 5th April 1975. Her current age is 44 years old as of 2019.
Caitlin Moran Net Worth
Moran has made a huge fortune from her career as a journalist. She has been in the industry for a long time time now. She started her career when she was very young. She is still at the prime of her age, very productive. Caitlin Moran has an approximated net worth of $1.9 million. She has made her net worth mainly from her career.
Caitlin Moran Family | Caitlin Moran Siblings
Caitlin Moran was born in Brighton. Her father is Irish and was a “psychedelic rock pioneer” drummer who “did session work with many well-known bands in the Sixties”. later “confined to the sofa by osteoarthritis”. She is the eldest of eight children; she has four sisters and three brothers, Eddie Moran, Claire Marie Moran, Joe Moran, Caroline Moran, Corinne Moran and James Moran. They lived in a three-bedroom council house in Wolverhampton with her parents and siblings. Not much is known about her mother.
Caitlin Moran Husband | Caitlin Moran Daughters
Caitlin Moran got married to her husband Peter Paphides in December, 1999. Peter is The Times rock critic. Their wedding was held in Coventry. They are living happily together. The couple has two daughters, Eavie Paphides and Dora Paphides born in 2001 and 2003 respectively.
Caitlin Moran Articles
Ebury Press published Caitlin Moran’s book How to Be a Woman in 2011, in the UK. By July 2012, it had sold over 400,000 copies in 16 countries. She is a supporter of the Women’s Equality Party.
In March 2017, In an article she wrote for the Penguin publishing house in March 2017, Moran suggested that young girls should not read books written by men at all, or “at least” until they are “older, and fully-formed, and battle-ready”.
Moran claimed that the fact she never read books by men when she was younger made her, “perhaps”, happier in herself, more confident about writing the truth, and less apt to run herself down for her appearance, weight, loudness and unusualness “than many, many other women”
Caitlin Moran How To Be Famous | Caitlin Moran Books
Moran wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, How to Build a Girl in 2014. The novel is set in Wolverhampton in the early 1990s. It is the first of a planned trilogy, to be followed by How to Be Famous, and concluding with How To Change The World. Moran co-wrote the screenplay for the adaption of the same name alongside John Niven. Below is a list of her books;
- Moran, Caitlin (1992). The Chronicles of Narmo. Corgi.
- Moran, Caitlin (2011). How to Be a Woman. Ebury Press.
- Moran, Caitlin (2012). Moranthology. Ebury Press.
- Moran, Caitlin (2014). How to Build a Girl. Ebury Press.
- Moran, Caitlin (2016). Moranifesto. Ebury Press.
- Moran, Caitlin (2018). How to be Famous. Harper.
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Caitlin Moran Interview
Q: How do you feel about your children either sitting down to read it or having somebody else say, “Oh, look at what your mum wrote”?
Caitlin Moran: Well, something like 94 per cent of teenagers in Western culture tend to get their sexual education from pornography. For women and young girls, I want to write about sex in a way that’s not so much fingers down the throat, chokey, bum-spanky, being humped across a landing by someone who looks like Burt Reynolds, but funny and accessible and truthful and it’s about humanity and connection and the ridiculousness of the whole thing. So, you know, I’m on a mission from God there. Or at least my own vagina
Q: From God?
Caitlin Moran: It’s a line from The Blues Brothers… The safest place to put the information that you don’t want your children to read is in a book written by you. My children have never read a single word that I’ve written. You don’t want to read about your mum having a wank.
Q: Do your daughters come to you?
Caitlin Moran: Oh, well I obviously sat my children down and was like, “Right, let’s have a conversation about hair.” We can talk about what is natural and about body standards and norms in the 21st century.
Q: If you’ve got so many young women who like what you say and the feminist thing, why are most of them [waxing]?
Caitlin Moran: I’m one tiny middle-aged woman writing funny books, compared to every single image they see every day and every single conversation they have. And that’s why I believe in the word feminism. When people go, “I don’t believe in feminism. I believe in equality. I’m into ‘equalism’,” which isn’t even a word. And you’re like, “No.” You need to talk about feminism. You need to talk about a gang and a structure that talks about changing legislation that has a history – a framework in which we can analyse.
Q: OK, so unpaid labour in the house is a woman’s job. Do the fairies and the pixies do that? Have you got a very well-trained dog that does it?
Caitlin Moran: The dog just died. Don’t upset me.
Q: Do you think it’s possible for a man fully to understand feminism?
Caitlin Moran: Even as a woman who’s been writing about this for ten years, I still don’t completely understand it, because it’s so huge. It’s the totality of all human history, which has generally been built by men.
Q: How do you define the patriarchy?
Caitlin Moran: Do you want me to just show you a picture of my dad? Hang on.
Q: Who is the most feminist man you know?
Caitlin Moran: My husband.
Q: Oh, get off.
Caitlin Moran: No, seriously, he taught me about feminism. It was the start of the Brazilian waxing phase and he wrote a column just about how brilliant he thought bushes were and how ridiculous it was to be doing this. It was a beautiful ode to my foot.
Q: He’s fine with all the masturbation?
Caitlin Moran: Writing about it or actual wanking?
Q: Just constantly going on about it.
Caitlin Moran: Well, there’s a reason for that, other than the fact that I find it very funny. It’s important to talk about masturbation because teenage girls just don’t do it. The stats on how many teenage girls regularly give themselves pleasure, it’s under 30 per cent. I get girls coming up to me saying, “I’d never tried it until I read your book.” I learnt about it reading Jilly Cooper books.
Q: So what about fame then? If the Queen and, sadly, Donald Trump and The Beatles are 100 per cent famous, who else is?
Caitlin Moran: Probably the Kardashians, Beyoncé.
Q: Where are you on the 100?
Caitlin Moran: I think it’s around 15 to 16 per cent. In certain areas, such as a library or a left-leaning area, or a place where there are more lesbians and girls wearing black eyeliner, at a Lady Gaga gig or in a book shop, I would be 17 per cent famous. That’s my heartland. Everywhere else out in the world probably very little… I really deliberately avoid being famous. When How To Be A Woman came out there was a year-long period where I would be mentioned in the Guardian every week. I was invited on Have I Got News For You or Question Time and to do the red carpet. “Do you want to come to dinner with Meryl Streep?” “Lady Gaga wants to come to your house.” I said no.
Q: Are you still in the Labour Party?
Caitlin Moran: I am, yes. It’s very difficult to resign. I don’t think I’ll vote Labour in this election [the local elections of 3 May] for the first time. I like inclusive, creative politics and that’s not what I see. I’ll have to research whether it’s Lib Dem or Green. It’ll be the saddest research I’ve done in my life.
Q: And what about Brexit?
Caitlin Moran: Oh, well, I love Brexit so that’s fine.
Q: Is your view that the web is more dark than light now?
Caitlin Moran: I’m very concerned that Mark Zuckerberg is in control of the tone of the global conversation. And he appears never to have read a book on ethics or philosophy.
Q: No, it’s not that. It’s why did you send your children to private school?
Caitlin Moran: Because we couldn’t get them into any nearby state schools.
Q: We’d have found you one.
Caitlin Moran: What, ring you personally and say, “I can’t sort my kids out”?
Q: But private education is the biggest driver of class in this country.
Caitlin Moran: Totally, but then if you go and see this hippy school I can guarantee you they’re not making amazing connections.
Q: Are you still liking Twitter?
Caitlin Moran: It’s changed. There was the great troll invasion of 2012. In the beginning, it was all funny, brilliant, progressive, leftie, feminist women pissing about.