Charlotte Elisabeth Grace Roche (born 18 March, 1978, in High Wycombe, England) was already a public figure before rising to stardom as a writer. The English-born, fully bilingual (English and German) Roche had been a successful video jockey for the Cologne-based music television station VIVA Zwei with her own format called Fast Forward.
The first episodes of Fast Forward were aired as early as 1998, a decade before she broke onto the German-language Popliteratur scene with her bestselling book Feuchtgebiete (Wetlands). From Fast Forward, she moved on to a second television format, Trendspotting. Her original, energetic, at times eccentric interviewing style did …
Szurawitzki, Michael. "Charlotte Elisabeth Grace Roche". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 February 2010
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