Deputy Music Editor at The Guardian
| Session: Brix Smith & Vick Bain in conversation with Laura Snapes, Event Suite, 11:40-12:10 | Laura Snapes is deputy music editor of the Guardian. Prior to joining the paper in 2018, she held editorial positions at Pitchfork and NME and was a contributing editor at Q. She has written for many publications including British Vogue, the New York Times, NPR, Mojo, Uncut and the Financial Times. She is the author of Phoenix: Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, an oral history of the French pop group published by Rizzoli. Snapes has produced a newspaper in real time over the course of a Berlin festival thrown by members of Bon Iver and the National, made regular appearances on BBC radio including presenting two documentaries for Radio 4, and delivered a presentation at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture Pop Conference on the role of Cornish mythology in the music of Aphex Twin. Born and raised in Cornwall, she studied at Bristol university for two years before moving to London to work at NME. She lives in Letchworth Garden City with her partner and a garden full of well fed squirrels.