Joanna Moorhead is a journalist and author. Her features and interviews appear regularly in publications including The Guardian, You magazine, Good Housekeeping and Tatler. She writes on a wide range of subjects, and is especially interested in relationships and family life. She is arts editor of The Tablet newspaper.
In 2006 Joanna discovered a relative she had not previously known, the then 89-year-old Leonora Carrington, artist and Surrealist. Leonora had disappeared seven decades earlier, and was now living in Mexico. Joanna travelled to meet her, and went on to spend lots more time with her between then and Leonora’s death in 2011.
On 6 April 2017, the centenary of Leonora’s birth, Virago published Joanna’s account of her friendship with Leonora, and of the artist’s extraordinary and eventful life.