Francesca Gavin is a London based writer and journalist. She is currently Visual Arts Editor at Dazed & Confused and has contributed to publications including to Another, Another Man, TimeOut, The Big Issue, Guardian online, Blueprint, Art Review, iD, CItizen K, Sleek, Plastique, Sunday Times Style and Ponystep. In the past she was editor of Kenzo's online web magazine Kozen, guest editor of and Associate editor of Marmalade magazine.

Gavin has written two books - Street Renegades (2007) on the more unusual end of street art, and Hell Bound (2008), on a new wave of horror and the gothic in contemporary art. She has also appeared as a cultural commentator on Newsnight, The Culture Show and the BBC World Service, and has written and presented a number of audio guides for the Tate.