Fiammetta Rocco is the Administrator of the International Booker Prize.
She grew up in Kenya in a Franco-Italian family and read Arabic at Oxford. She is the chief culture writer at The Economist. She has been a judge of the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Booker Prize and the Royal Society Science Prize. In 2018 she chaired the judging panel for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. She is a trustee of the Caine Prize for African Writing and on the board of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and is the author of The Miraculous Fever Tree: Malaria and the Cure that Changed the World. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.