Romanian-born Alexandra moved to South Yorkshire aged six, unable to speak a word of English. By 11, she had read the entire young adult section of her local library. Now a features editor, she writes about attending couples therapy as a single woman on page 126.
STRANGEST WRITING HABIT? ‘I write on my laptop and read it back on my phone. It helps me spot clunky sentences.’ MOST COMMITTED THING YOU’VE DONE IN THE NAME OF
JOURNALISM? ‘As an intern, I was so broke I’d walk five miles to and from the office every day.’