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.
07 April 2012 12:10 AM
How gripping it would be to discover how much one’s friends and enemies made last year
24 March 2012 12:00 AM
17 March 2012 12:00 AM
I don’t know a single person in a civil partnership who doesn’t refer to themselves as being married
10 March 2012 12:00 AM
03 March 2012 12:00 AM
The horrible thing about the murder of 15-year-old Kristy Bamu is that so many people were aware of it as it took its four-day course. Kristy's sister, Magalie Bamu, and her partner, Eric Bikubi, lived in a flat on the eighth floor. Kristy and two of his sisters were visiting from Paris at Christmas, 2010. After a few days, Bikubi decided that they were possessed by devils, and carried out a brutal improvised "exorcism", at the end of which Kristy was left pleading to be allowed to die. His body bore the marks of 101 separate injuries.
24 February 2012 12:00 AM
There are voices out there which traditional media neglect through their age, ethnicity, culture, sexuality
Philip Hensher: All very well in a gallery, but can you imagine living with the icon of urban depression?
22 February 2012 12:00 AM
10 February 2012 12:00 AM
03 February 2012 12:00 AM
I doubt we have much stomach for another war in the south Atlantic. And we need the money
27 January 2012 12:00 AM
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
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