Ariane Sherine
Ariane Sherine is a journalist, comedy writer and songwriter. She has written comment for the Guardian, travel for the Sunday Times, reviews for the Observer, interviews for New Humanist and features for the Independent, Independent on Sunday and Esquire. She has also written for the television shows My Family, Countdown and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. She is the editor of the celebrity charity anthology The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas (HarperCollins) and is @ArianeSherine on Twitter.

Entries by Ariane Sherine

Helen Dunmore Interview: Secrets, Love and the Cold War

(2) Comments | Posted 27 January 2016 | (15:55)

As a depressed and lonely 15-year-old, I bought a copy of Cosmopolitan, and attached to the cover was a novel: Burning Bright, by Helen Dunmore. Except for school set texts, I had never read literary fiction before, and was amazed by how beautiful the prose was, how perceptive the characterisation....

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Dawn Foster Interview: Equality, Misogyny and Leaning Out

(1) Comments | Posted 20 January 2016 | (04:31)

Social affairs journalist Dawn Foster's new book Lean Out is a mere 81 pages long, but it packs a powerful punch. Inspired by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's likeable bestseller Lean In, it's much more than just a riposte to the popular business manifesto for women. Fascinating, thought-provoking and...

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Give Me A Sign

(3) Comments | Posted 9 August 2015 | (23:22)

I first saw the sign on a fresh April morning, when I was running in Kentish Town, north London. From a distance, it looked just like an ordinary house sign put up by estate agents, located as it was outside a smart Victorian townhouse. It was only as I neared...

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Why God Loves Gays

(71) Comments | Posted 2 October 2014 | (00:00)


When I last interviewed Facebook superstar GOD, his fans had just raised thousands to give his newly-bereaved father a holiday. A year later, they've raised almost $100,000 on GOD's IndieGogo page to fund a series of 'GOD LOVES GAYS'...

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My Interview With God

(20) Comments | Posted 28 January 2014 | (12:53)

If I told you I'd interviewed God, you'd probably think I'd gone more crackers than a box of Jacob's. After all, as the famous quote goes, "If you talk to God, you're religious; if He talks to you, you're psychotic".

You might be a bit less worried if I...

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How Plausible Is a Good Person?

(9) Comments | Posted 18 December 2013 | (12:06)

"How plausible is a good atheist?" asked Christian Today last week. Given that most people in Britain are de facto atheists, living their lives with only a desultory nod to religion, the question might as well have been "How plausible is a good person?" (The answer, I feel,...

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