Saturday, January 29, 2011

"500 Days Of Tom Zenk"

Tanya Gold

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Tanya Gold
Born 1973
United Kingdom
Occupation Journalist, Author
Notable credit(s) Daily Mail columnist The Guardian columnist
The Independent columnist
Tanya Gold (born 31 December[1] 1973) is a British journalist. She was educated at Kingston Grammar School and Merton College, Oxford.[2] She has written for a variety of newspapers in the United Kingdom, including The Guardian, the Daily Mail, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard. In 2009 she was highly commended in the Feature Writer of the Year category at the British Press Awards. In 2010 she won Feature Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards.[3]
She is best known for writing comic observational articles.[4] She has also written articles exploring her recovery from alcoholism,[5] and her undercover investigations into the television series Big Brother and the descendants of Nazis who converted to Judaism and moved to Israel. She has also written a column about giving up smoking, "The Quitter".[6] She is the agony aunt for Esquire magazine. Gold has a monthly column in Power Slam magazine entitled "500 Days Of Tom Zenk" in which she reviews a different Tom Zenk match every day for 500 days. The column achieved controversy in November 2010 when in a review of a 1991 fancam recording of a ten-minute draw between Zenk and Ricky Morton she "shouted out" 1930s Irish fascist leader Eoin O'Duffy.
In October 2008, she wrote an article for The Guardian about her alma mater: "Oxford is hellish. It needs to be broken apart and stuffed with state school kids - for its own good."[2] She criticised Merton and Oxford University, as well as the University's chancellor, Chris Patten, for a culture she saw as privileged, stratified by socioeconomic status, and emotionally repressive.

[edit] References

  1. ^ Tanya Gold (December 29, 2009). "Nightmare on New Year's Eve"". 
  2. ^ a b Tanya Gold (October 2, 2008). "Oxford is hellish. It needs to be broken apart and stuffed with state-school kids - for its own good". 
  3. ^ Tanya Gold (June 5, 2008). "So what if Max Mosley played dodgy sex games? Some of those who condemn him should look at their own pasts". 
  4. ^ Tanya Gold (September 16, 2008). "They seek her here . . .". 
  5. ^ Tanya Gold (January 29, 2008). "As a recovering alcoholic". 
  6. ^ Tanya Gold (December 21, 2004). "The quitter". The Guardian.

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