Ann Treneman talks to Paula Kitching
Dave & Nick
16:00 – 17:00
It all began, as great love stories must, in a rose garden. David Cameron and Nick Clegg strode out into their new sun-dappled world. Bees buzzed. Birds sang. We all realised this wasn't a press conference but a wedding. The newlyweds were bursting with the politics of love, of coalition, of happiness. They said it couldn't last - and it didn't. Resignations. Rows. Tuition fees. Uturns. Tears and trauma and broken crockery.
Ann Treneman won the 2011 Sketch Commentator Award at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards, and the Political Satire Prize at the 2007 PSA Awards. Parliamentary sketchwriter for The Times since September 2003, she has also worked as a feature writer for The Times and The Independent and, previously, as foreign editor of The Observer. Born in Iowa, Ann has been living in the UK since 1984. Her second book of sketches, Dave & Nick: The Year of The Honeymoon, was published by The Robson Press in 2011.
Paula Kitching is an historian and an education consultant. Her work covers a variety of subjects in particular the history of war and genocide. She has worked for a number of organisations including government departments, the Historical Association, the Royal British Legion and the London Jewish Cultural Centre.