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
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 'Necrophilia-obsessed' girl among double murder accused in three-way sex case
- 4 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Revealed after 75 years of secrecy: 'Fifi' the glamorous WW2 special agent who tested British spies' resolve