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 not go unnoticed in the relatively conservative German media. It even earned her two prestigious television awards, the
Citation: Szurawitzki, Michael. "Charlotte Elisabeth Grace Roche". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 February 2010 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12646, accessed 09 December 2023.]