Boyd Tonkin is Senior Writer and a columnist at The Independent. An award-winning journalist, he was formerly Literary Editor at The Independent, and before that Social Policy Editor and then Books Editor at the New Statesman magazine. He has broadcast extensively for BBC arts and current affairs programmes and has judged the Booker Prize, the Whitbread biography award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the David Cohen Prize. In 2001, he re-founded the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for literature in translation, and serves on its judging panel every year.
23 January 2015 04:00 PM
'Boogie Nights' director is venturing where no previous filmmaker has dared
23 January 2015 10:43 AM
The Philharmonie de Paris is the latest music complex trying to recruit a broader audience
22 January 2015 12:00 AM
Berlin murder tale with a Gothic touch is a guilty pleasure
16 January 2015 06:36 PM
This week’s utopian dreams of cheap fuel forever seem unlikely to be realised
13 January 2015 05:36 PM
He was an artist, diplomat, peace-treaty broker and even ran a Warhol-style factory. As a major exhibition on Rubens opens in Britain, Boyd Tonkin visits his home and studio in Antwerp to find out why he remains a controversial figure
09 January 2015 06:22 PM
However, the defence of freedom is a rocky road, not a walk in the park
08 January 2015 03:00 PM
02 January 2015 05:08 PM
Harry Beck’s map, as almost every Tube traveller except the forlorn stranded tourist knows, is definitely not the territory
29 December 2014 07:32 PM
Aviator and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry never lived to see the success of his tale. With a new film version in the works, Boyd Tonkin explains why 'The Little Prince' is still charming
26 December 2014 05:25 PM
Never mistake Boris for Falstaff. He is Prince Hal.
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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- 2 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 3 Drugs Live cannabis trial: Hash is less harmful than any other drug, expert claims
- 4 Turkish Airlines flight TK 726 crash-lands on Nepal runway amid dense fog
- 5 Apple and Google users being spied on for a decade because of 'Freak' security flaw