Ghanaian-born writer Lovia Gyarkye has been appointed Arts and Culture Critic by The Hollywood Reporter.
Gyarkye will iron out her new space by reviewing films, TV, streaming contents and also write current cultural topics and trends for both THR’s online and print editions.
“Lovia is a fresh, exciting voice in criticism,” says THR’s review editor Jon Frosch. “She’s an insightful and versatile writer with a compelling perspective on film, TV, literature and the way these art forms intersect and interact with our current political and cultural moment. We’re thrilled to have her on the team.
Prior to her inclusion to the THR team of critics, Gyarkye worked for The New York Times under their monthly print section for Kids. She also served as a researcher for The New York Times Book Review and The New Republic.
Aside her NYT features, Gyarkye’s articles have appeared in major publications such as Vogue, The Atlantic and The Nation.
She is a product of Princeton University, where she graduated with a degree in English. Her majors were African and African American Literature.