Frances Ryan is a journalist and political commentator She writes extensively on inequality, disability, and social mobility for the Guardian as both an opinion and feature writer, as well as other publications such as the New Statesman, the Independent, and the Observer.
She regularly guests on radio and television, and takes part in debates and panel discussions for think tanks, charities, campaign groups, and festivals. In 2015, she launched the weekly Guardian column ‘Hardworking Britain’ – a personal look behind the politics of government policy and its impact on society.
Frances grew up in Grantham, Lincolnshire and went on to complete a PhD at The University of Nottingham - exploring the myth of meritocracy - and now guest teaches and lectures on politics and disability.
Ryan was highly commended Specialist Journalist of the Year at the 2019 National Press Awards for her work on disability. Her first book, Crippled, will be published by Verso in Summer 2019.
Twitter - @DrFrancesRyan
Represented by: Diana Beaumont
Crippled (Verso, 2019)