Viv Groskop is a writer, critic, broadcaster and stand-up comedian.

She is the author of five books including Au Revoir, Tristesse: Lessons in Happiness from French Literature (Abrams) and The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature (Penguin), which recently became a bestseller in translation in Russia. She is the host of the chart-topping podcast How to Own the Room, which has had over 750,000 downloads.

The podcast has featured guests like Hillary Clinton, Margaret Atwood and Professor Mary Beard talking about female power and public speaking. She is a regular on BBC Radio 4 and has presented Front Row, Saturday Review and Saturday Live.