Geraldine D’Amico was born in France to a Romanian mother and Ukrainian father. She studied English, which she taught in secondary schools and at university, and became a literary translator (Martin Amis, Hanif Kureishi, Sam Fuller…). She left Paris to live in Boston where she taught French at Harvard and at Babson College. After five years in the US and one in Italy, she moved to the UK and began to teach French at King’s College, was Cultural Attachee at the French Embassy for five years, worked in publishing and has been the Director of Jewish Book Week.
Geraldine curated for HiBROW a series of spoken word events at King's Place, London that featured the British artist Edmund du Waal OBE, Indian author Amit Chaudhuri and Ukrainian writer Andey Kurkov.