Timandra Harkness
Presenter, Writer & Lapsed Comedian

I won my first laptop in the Independent newspaper's column-writing competition, with a short piece on goat-borrowing. My journalism has since been published in many newspapers and magazines, in print and online. I've written about risk and about technology for Unherd, cars of the future for Telegraph Motoring,  Big Data for Newsweek, the future workplace for ACCA and the future of being human in a digital age for BBC Science Focus, and being Seduced by Stats for Significance magazine.

My book, Big Data: does size matter? was published by Bloomsbury's popular science imprint, Sigma, in 2016. I kept a spreadsheet of cups of tea drunk, hours spent and words produced.

I also write scripts for radio, short films and live performance. Two of the short films, which I also directed, were shown at festivals from Bristol to Seoul, and comedy play No Future In Eternity was broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Other odd writing jobs have included text for science exhibitions, jokes and opera reviews.

For writing enquiries, please contact my agent Will Francis at Janklow & Nesbit.