Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Exeter, Philip Hensher was among Granta 20 Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. The author of six novels, a collection of short stories and an opera libretto, he has won numerous prizes including the Somerset Maugham Award and the Stonewall Journalist of the Year. His 2008 novel, 'The Northern Clemency', was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Commonwealth Prize. A regular presence in the British media, alongside his Wednesday column for The Independent, he writes for The Spectator and Mail on Sunday.
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11 August 2013 05:58 PM
Boycotts are not the answer, said Lord Coe, who pointed out that his attendance at the 1980 Moscow Olympics led, 10 years later, to the fall of the Berlin Wall
26 July 2013 03:24 PM
The audiences for this immense work ought to be disappearing. In fact, they're growing
19 July 2013 03:22 PM
The grandfather of Tulip Siddiq founded Bangladesh. Ms Siddiq's progress in her run for parliament is worth watching carefully
12 July 2013 05:11 PM
PLUS: More Beckett, fewer coffee shops for Reading University
05 July 2013 05:06 PM
The small independent bookshop has been one of the great joys of my life, and its slow disappearance a great sadness
14 June 2013 05:21 PM
Michael Gove's reforms, which will stretch the brightest students, are long overdue
07 June 2013 07:40 PM
Mr Mercer denies taking payment for performance of his parliamentary duties, but is under investigation
31 May 2013 03:57 PM
All languages have their gaps. But how did it take so long for France to catch up with "French kissing"?
24 May 2013 06:35 PM
I confronted one group raising havoc in the Monument to the Murdered Jews
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more