Ariel Leve has been a journalist and columnist with The Sunday Times Magazine since 2003. She has written over a dozen cover stories, in-depth investigative features and interviews.
She has been shortlisted for the British Press Awards three times. Twice for Interviewer of the Year (2005 and 2010) and for Feature Writer of the Year (2008) She has been Highly Commended twice: Feature Writer (2008) and for Interviewer of the Year in the Sunday Times Magazine (2010)
In 2008 she won Feature Writer of the Year from the Magazine Design and Journalism Awards.
Born in New York City in 1968, Ariel grew up with her mother, a poet, in Manhattan. At the age of five she began traveling to Southeast Asia where she spent part of the year living in Bangkok, Thailand, with her father, a lawyer.
Since 2005, her column, Cassandra, has appeared weekly in the Sunday Times Magazine, and prior to that it ran in The Guardian under the title: Half Empty.
Her work has appeared in Granta.com, UK Vogue, The Guardian, Elle, Marie Claire, The Evening Standard,The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Esquire (UK), The Jewish Chronicle, The New York Observer and other publications. She was one of the contributors to a collection of humor writing in America called, "101 Damnations" (Random House)
In 2009, “The Cassandra Chronicles” was published by Portobello Books in the UK.
It was published in the US in April 2010 by Harper Perennial under the title, “It Could Be Worse, You Could Be Me.”
Since January 2010 Ariel has been writing The Fussy Eater column which appears in the Observer Food Monthly
She is based in London and New York. For as long as she can remember, she's been worrying.
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