Name

John Walsh

Bio
Prolific writer and commentator John Walsh contributes columns to the paper as well as writing features, interviews and restaurant reviews. He has been editor of The Independent Magazine, literary editor of the Sunday Times and features editor of the London Evening Standard.

Performing for the camera long pre-dates the selfie

Photography was never just about depicting the world as it is. From its earliest beginnings to the age of the selfie, the urge to put on a show for the camera has proved irresistible. And it has produced some of the art form's most astonishing images. John Walsh rubs his eyes

Review of the Year 2015, by John Walsh

Why look back on a year so saturated with suffering and atrocity? Because, says  John Walsh, on close inspection you’ll  find reasons for hope and laughter as well

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The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson on busking and Judi Dench

With sales of ‘The Gruffalo’ topping 13 million, Julia Donaldson is one of the most successful children’s authors ever. She tells John Walsh how busking in hippie-era San Francisco – and sharing a stage with Judi Dench – helped her on the path to literary stardom