Tamara Rothbart is an award-winning magazine writer. She was voted Sanlam Fashion Journalist of the year in 2007 and again in 2008. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Arise Africa Fashion Journalism Award. She began her writing career as an editorial assistant with the launch of Marie Claire in South Africa in 1996. Since then she has worked as a features editor and health editor at Cosmopolitan magazine, as Features Director at Elle magazine and as co-editor for the launch of Woolworths’ W magazine. She has freelanced for most of the country’s leading lifestyle magazines. In her spare time she works as a corporate copywriter for two major retail chains and as a freelance writer for boutique businesses. Tamara holds a BA Hons. in Film Theory and Practice from the University of Cape Town. Her interests include documentary film-making and biographical non-fiction.