Sam Leith

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Full name: Sam Leith

Area of interest: Culture, Society and the Arts

Journals/Organisation: Evening Standard | The Guardian

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Website: Evening Standard | Guardian.co | Telegraph.co

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Representation: http://bloomsbury.com/Sam-Leith/authors/4198

Networks: http://twitter.com/#!/questingvole

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About: Former Literary Editor of the Telegraph, now writing most frequently for The Guardian and Evening Standard (regular column)

Education: Eton College; Magdalen College, Oxford

Career: Daily Mail: worked on the Ephraim Hardcastle column; joined the Daily Telegraph in 1999: worked Peterborough diary column, went on to edit the literary pages as well as writing a Saturday column in the comment section

Anounced in December that he is leaving the Telegraph...

  • How losing a job is like having a birthday says Sam Leith - It was 9.0 am on the morning of the first day of my exciting new life as a credit crunch statistic, and by golly there'd be no sitting around in my pants watching Trisha and, like, crying. On Tuesday, I was made redundant as the Daily Telegraph's literary editor. On Wednesday, I was going to make some sourdough bread, and suck up to the commissioning editors of other newspapers so hard my cheeks would turn inside out - The First Post, 4th December 2008

Current position/role: Columnist

  • also writes/written for: The Spectator, Readers Digest

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Other: Eldest son of writer/journalist Penny Junor; grandson of the late newspaper editor Sir John Junor

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Latest work: The Coincidence Engine

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Remit/Info: Contemporary life and culture, social and political issues

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Role: Commentator / Literary editor

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Website: Telegraph.co / Sam Leith

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