Olivia Williams is a journalist and author. She graduated with a scholarship and a master’s degree in modern history from Oxford University. In her final year she won a Rupert Murdoch student scholarship before working as a graduate trainee at the Daily Mail. She left to write her first book, Gin Glorious Gin: How Mother’s Ruin Became the Spirit of London.
As a result of her cultural history of gin she has been a guest on Radio 4, Bloomberg, Sky Arts and CBS News. She often contributes to The Economist.com, Country Life, House & Garden, and the Evening Standard, and was shortlisted for the 2016 Richard Beeston bursary for foreign news reporting.