Peter Stothard

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Full name: Peter Stothard

Area of interest: Politics and literature (ancient and modern)

Journals/Organisation: The Times

Email: peter.stothard@thetimes.co.uk

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Website: http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls

Blog: http://timescolumns.typepad.com

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About: Sir Peter Stothard is Editor of the Times Literary Supplement. Between 1992 and 2002 he was Editor of The Times and in 2003 he wrote Thirty Days, an account of Tony Blair in Downing Street during the Iraq War

Education: Brentwood School, Essex; Trinity College, Oxford

Career: Wrote for the New Statesman, New Society; joined The Sunday Times in 1978 and The Times in 1981 where he was chief leader writer, deputy editor and US editor and editor between 1992/2002; current editor of The Times Literary Supplement; also writes on British politics for The Wall Street Journal and American politics for The Times Magazine

Current position/role: Editor of TLS

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Other roles/Main role: Trustee of Cancerbackup, the cancer information charity, and of the Roundhouse Trust for the performing arts.

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Controversy/Criticism: Involved in legal dispute over Conservative party funding when then party treasurer Michael Ashcroft sued over The Times' allegations about his financial dealings. Ashcroft finally withdrew his libel suit with The Times agreeing to drop the allegations. See Trying Times interview by Roy Greenslade

Awards/Honours: Knighted for services to the newspaper industry, 2003

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Other: Married to novelist and travel writer Sally Emerson

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Remit/Info: Politics and literature (ancient and modern)

Section: Comment / Blog

Role: Blogger

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Email: peter.stothard@thetimes.co.uk

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