Ann Mariager is a Danish writer, journalist and public speaker. She is self-employed and works out of her office in central Copenhagen.

Her latest book is about living alone after 50 and she is a sought after public speaker on the subject.

Following her graduation from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York in 1979, Ann established herself as a freelance correspondent and worked as a press attaché at the Consulate General of Denmark in New York. She returned to Denmark and has since written for theater, television, radio and print. She is a popular public speaker. Ann also writes an occasional column in magazines and newspapers, and she is an experienced translator of U.S. and British books.

Ann is on the board of the National Press Club of Denmark. She has served on the board of WIFT Denmark (Women in Film & TV) and The Danish Dramatists and Playwrights Guild. In 1989, she received a critics’ award, “Årets Revyforfatter”, for her comedy writing for women. In 2005, she received a travel grant from the Danish Endowment for the Arts. In 2006, she stayed two months as a resident artist in a New York apartment owned by Bikubenfonden, a major private sponsor of the arts in Denmark.

Ann has written two books about New York and a book of women’s quotations, including some of her own, based on her weekly column in the Danish SØNDAG women’s magazine. She is also a contributor to the 2015 summer revue at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.