Francesca Martinez

Francesca Martinez was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2022.

Francesca Martinez* is an award-winning comedian, writer, actress and speaker.

She has made numerous TV and radio appearances, including writing and performing for The Verb on BBC Radio 3, as well as her first radio play How We’re Loved for BBC Radio 4.

Francesca’s best-selling book, What The **** Is Normal?!, was nominated Best Book in the Chortle Comedy Awards and runner-up in the Bread & Roses Book Award. Her first stage play, All of Us, where she will also take the lead role, opens in the summer at National Theatre.


*Francesca has cerebral palsy but much prefers the word ‘wobbly’.