Alan Coren

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Full name: Alan Coren (27 June 1938 - 18 October 2007)

Area of interest: Satire

Journals/Organisation: The Times

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About: Alan Coren (27 June 1938 – 18 October 2007) was an English humorist, writer and satirist and journalist, and for nine years was the editor of Punch magazine.

Education: Wadham College, Oxford; Yale University; University of California, Berkeley; Rector of University of St Andrews, 1973/1976

Career: Joined Punch in 1963, Editor from 1978/1987; Editor of The Listener, 1987/1989; columns for The Times since 1989

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Viewpoints/Insight: BBC politics Show: An interview with Alan Coren

Broadcast media: Panellist on BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz from 1975; team captain on BBC 1's Call My Bluff

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Other: Father of Victoria Coren and Giles Coren

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  • Books: The Dog It Was That Died, 1965; Idi Amin Bulletins (Punch), 1973; The Sanity Inspector, 1974; Golfing for Cats, 1975; All Except The Bastard, 1978; Lady from Stalingrad Mansions, 1978; Rhinestone as Big as the Ritz, 1979; Tissues for Men, 1981; The Cricklewood Diet, 1982; Bumf, 1984; Seems Like Old Times: a Year in the Life of Alan Coren, 1989; More Like Old Times, 1990; A Year in Cricklewood, 1991; Toujours Cricklewood?, 1993; Alan Coren's Sunday Best, 1993; A Bit on the Side, 1995; Alan Coren Omnibus, 1996; The Cricklewood Dome, 1998; The Cricklewood Tapestry, 2000 ISBN 1-86105-374-6; Waiting for Jeffrey, 2002 ISBN 1-86105-595-1

Latest work: Voodoo histories: the role of the conspiracy theory in shaping modern history OCLC 310154675, 2009. Reviewed here by Johann Hari.

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Column name: Notebook

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Day published: Wednesday

Regularity: Weekly

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Average length: 500 words

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