Ayesha Vardags, President

Precis: Thea joined Vardags in September 2016. She read English at Trinity College, Cambridge and previously interned at Christie’s Auction House.

Thea Dunne, Journalist & Publicist

Precis: Thea joined Vardags in September 2016. She read English at Trinity College, Cambridge and previously interned at Christie’s Auction House.

Ayesha Vardags, President

Accolades:
  • Charles Grant Tennant poetry prize
  • Fobissea short story prize

Education: Thea read English at Trinity College, Cambridge. Her First Class dissertation explored portrayals of the body, disability and selfhood in nineteenth century literature.

Press & publications:

Thea’s contributes articles to the Vardags website every week.

Languages: German, Spanish

Personal: Thea grew up moving around and has lived in Germany, Spain and Penang, Malaysia. In her final years at school she volunteered at a school on a Rohingya refugee camp at weekends.

As a student Thea founded a fine art society, held life drawing sessions, wrote poetry and plays and edited the student newspaper. She was involved in theatre productions, strictly only ever backstage, and took courses in Spanish and Arabic.

She enjoys opera, world theatre, travel, wine and dancing and has a particular fixation with nineteenth-century novels.