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.
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
17 May 2013 05:33 PM
What drove these men was deracination: a detachment from one culture, and a failure to attach or understand another. They believed they could get away with it
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You: Ukip leader ridiculed over expenses and party 'fruitcakes'
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
- 1 Are you turning into your dad? The top ten signs you've embraced dad-ism revealed as survey says 38 is age men turn into their father
- 2 Overheard in Waitrose: documenting the chatter in 'Britain's poshest supermarket'
- 3 Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful'
- 4 24 people applied for the 'world's toughest job', here are their interviews
- 5 Grace Dent on TV: Game of Thrones has jumped the shark