Welcome to Lit Up, a sanctuary for people crazy about books, stories and the literary life. Angela Ledgerwood, talks to the world's most provocative thinkers and writers about the power of stories, the importance of literature in 2019, and why they're compelled to create the work they do.
Lit Up is also about pushing the boundaries and revealing the messy and complicated - rarely talked about - parts of what it means to be human. No topic is off the table and no conversation is too weird, too personal or too controversial. We go beyond the book and ask the writers and thinkers what they’re reading and what they are thinking, and the truth about who they really are.
Angela Ledgerwood is the creator and host of Lit Up.
Angela is currently Future Women's New York correspondent and writes Esquire Magazine’s monthly online books round ups. Previously she was a features editor at Cosmo where she interviewed some of her favorite people including Senator Elizabeth Warren, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Her nonfiction has been published in Marie Claire, Interview Magazine, The Coveteur, and Condé Nast Traveler, New York Magazine online, and Elle.
Throughout 2015-16 Angela hosted a series of conversations at Soho House in New York. Now, she hosts literary events at NeueHouse in New York – recent guests have included comedian Trevor Noah and President Obama’s former deputy chief of staff, Alyssa Mastromonaco. Angela has moderated for literary festivals in the USA, including the Brooklyn Book Festival, the Texas Book Festival, Yale Writers Conference, The Sydney Writers' Festival, and more.
She was born in Sydney, Australia, where she graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce. She spent her final year of undergrad at Cornell University in New York, and later completed an MFA in Fiction Writing from Pacific University in Oregon. She is a proud member of The Wing in New York. She has lived in Sydney, Los Angeles, the Bahamas and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.